Blazing a Ghostly Trail: ISON and Great Comets of the Past and Future

Ice and Fire: Great Comets to Come was written because a special celestial event climaxes towards the end of 2013 – the arrival, fresh from the Oort Cloud, of Comet C/2012 S1 (ISON).  By all predictions – even the most pessimistic ones – this comet is set to be one of, perhaps the most, dazzling comet seen in modern history and has the astronomical world buzzing with anticipation. Skywatchers have already been primed for C/2012 (ISON...

Primordial Cosmology

Primordial Cosmology deals with one of the most puzzling and fascinating topics debated in modern physics -- the nature of the Big Bang singularity. The authors provide a self-consistent and complete treatment of the very early Universe dynamics, passing through a concise discussion of the Standard Cosmological Model, a precise characterization of the role played by the theory of inflation, up to a detailed analysis of the anisotropi...

Apollo 12 - On the Ocean of Storms (Springer Praxis Books)

In July 1969 the ‘amiable strangers’ that made up the crew of the historic Apollo 11 flight successfully achieved the first manned lunar landing. Several months later, three close friends set off on an even more challenging mission. Free of the burden of making history, the Apollo 12 astronauts were determined to really enjoy their experience while taking care of business. This is the story of their mission, told largely in their own...

Hubble: 15 Years of Discovery

De-Stress Creatively with the Most Amazing Mandala Designs Coloring Book for Adults! Are you looking for a creative and inspiring way to help yourself relieve the stress of the day? Then this coloring book for adults is just what you need! Pick up your favourite colored pencils or markers and start coloring the inspiring mandala designs in this book, however you choose! Specially Designed for Grownups Each of the 121 unique mandala d...

Waiting for Contact: The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence

Why do we pursue the quest for alien life? “A cogent, engaging history of humanity’s most ambitious quest—seeking outward for other minds.”—David Brin, author of Existence “A fascinating perspective on humankind’s obsession for knowing if there is anyone else out there.”—Gerrit Verschuur, author of The Invisible Universe: The Story of Radio Astronomy Imagine a network of extraterrestrials in radio contact with each other across the u...

La réalité cachée : Les univers parallèles et les lois du cosmos

Notre univers ne serait pas du tout ce que nous avons appris à croire. Au-delà de ce que nous avons tous vu en images – étoiles, galaxies, groupes de galaxies, etc. –, il existerait une " réalité cachée ", invisible à nos yeux mais aussi – du moins pour l'instant – à nos instruments d'observation, télescopes, satellites… De quoi s'agit-il et pourquoi les scientifiques ont-ils aujourd'hui pareille idée en tête, qui semble relever de l...

Alien Base: The Evidence For Extraterrestrial Colonization Of Earth

In his popular books Above Top Secret, Alien Contact, and Beyond Top Secret, Timothy Good has focused on the worldwide involvement of the intelligence community in UFO research, sightings by witnesses such as military and civilian pilots, and the recovery of alien vehicles. Now this bestselling writer concentrates on reports of actual encounters with extraterrestrial beings, presenting evidence that Earth is actually the base of oper...

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Astronomy (4th edition)

Look to the stars. Although Astronomy has been around for more than 5,500 years, astronomers say that we've learned more than 90% of what we know about the universe in just the last 50-and much of that in the last decade! The Complete Idiot's Guide(r) to Astronomy, Fourth Edition, continues to be the most comprehensive introduction to the topic, covering all the latest advances and discoveries, including: • The demotion of Pluto and ...

The UFO Experience: A Scientific Inquiry

Dr. J. Allen Hynek was astronomical consultant to the U.S. Air Force's Project Blue Book, the final official arbiters on all UFO reports. He also was Director of the Lindheimer Astronomical Research Center at Northwestern University and Chairman of Northwestern's Astronomy Department. In the past Dr.Hynek served as Associate Director of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory in Cambridge, Mass., as well as heading its NASA-sponsor...

50 clés pour comprendre l'astronomie

Quel âge a l'Univers ? Comment est-il né ? Qu'est-ce que la matière noire ? Les lois de la physique sont-elles universelles ? y-a-t-il de la vie sur Mars ? Y-a-t-il d'autres univers ? Sans équation, ce petit cours présente les 50 idées clé pour comprendre l'Univers. Sur 4 pages, agrémentées d'anecdotes historiques et de petits schémas très clairs, chaque section peut se lire indépendamment des autres et ne nécessite aucun prérequis e...