Astronomy For Dummies

Astronomy For Dummies
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The fun & easy way to explore the night sky Do you know the difference between a red giant & a white dwarf? From asteroids to black holes, this easy?to?understand guide takes you on a grand tour of the universe. Featuring updated star maps, charts, & an insert with gorgeous full?color photographs, Astronomy For Dummies provides an easy?to?follow introduction to the night sky. Plus, this new edition also gives you the latest theories, explanations, & insights into the basic workings of the universe.

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updated schedules of coming eclipses of the Sun & Moon & a revised planetary appendix Covers recent discoveries in space, such as water on the Moon & Pluto's demotion from "planet" status Collects new websites, lists of telescope motels, sky?watching guides, & suggestions for beginner's telescopes & suppliers Brings you up?tospeed on the latest social trends & personal technology, such as stargazing mobile apps, NASA video, & the prevalence of " Citizen Science" networks Whether you're an amateur astronomer, space enthusiast, or enrolled in a first year astronomy course, Astronomy For Dummies has you covered.
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Black - A colour which does not emit any colour of the spectrum. Black absorbs all frequencies of the spectrum.
White - A colour combining all colours
water - A chemical substance. Chemical formula H2O.
sun - A star at the centre of the solar system.
star - A giant ball of plasma held together by gravity.
dwarf - A creature originating from Germanic mythology.
Red - One of the three primary colours
Fun - Something that provides amusement or enterainment
speed - A measurement of how fast an object travels between two points
Year - The time it takes the planet earth to orbit the sun. This takes around 365.25 days.
Universe - Every matter and space, thought to be around 10 billion years old.
Personal - Something that belongs more to an individual due to it affecting them more by relating to them.
Year - 365 days (366 days in a leap year), the time taken for planet earth to make one full revolution around the sun.
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Dummies Guide

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