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Using stunning space photography and easy-to-understand infographics, The Stars takes you to scores of galaxy clusters fantastically far away.

Since the Big Bang 13.8 billion years ago, there are now hundreds of billions of stars, 200 billion alone in our home galaxy – the Milky Way. 

The Stars details 88 constellations to be found in the night sky, including Ursa Major, which contains the seven stars that make up the Plough, as well as Hercules, Lyra, Orion, and far away Andromeda. It explains how they came into being, where they are situated, and their key features. 

Feast your eyes on glowing galaxies, and rare sights such as dust clouds in the Carina and Ring Nebulae, taken by the Hubble Space Telescope. 

The Stars also provides an endless parade of mind-blowing facts such as when Betelgeuse explodes, it will release more energy in an instant that the Sun produces in its entire lifetime!

About the Author

DK was founded in London in 1974 and is now the world's leading illustrated reference publisher and part of Penguin Random House, formed on July 1, 2013. DK publishes highly visual, photographic nonfiction for adults and children. 

DK produces content for consumers in over 87 countries and in 62 languages, with offices in Delhi, London, Melbourne, Munich, New York, and Toronto. 

DK's aim is to inform, enrich, and entertain readers of all ages, and everything DK publishes, whether print or digital, embodies the unique DK design approach. DK brings unrivalled clarity to a wide range of topics with a unique combination of words and pictures, put together to spectacular effect. We have a reputation for innovation in design for both print and digital products.   

Our adult range spans travel, including the award-winning DK Eyewitness Travel Guides, history, science, nature, sport, gardening, cookery, and parenting. 

DK’s extensive children’s list showcases a fantastic store of information for children, toddlers, and babies. DK covers everything from animals and the human body, to homework help and craft activities, together with an impressive list of licensing titles, including the bestselling LEGO books. 

DK acts as the parent company for Alpha Books, publisher of the Idiot's Guides series and Prima Games, video gaming publishers, as well as the award-winning travel publisher, Rough Guides.


Out of the Darkness  The Cosmos 
The Big Bang The Origin of the Universe
Celestial Objects What is a Star?
Star Brightness and Distance  Star Sizes 
Inside a Star The Lives of Stars
Starbirth  Planetary Nebulae
Supernovae Neutron Stars
Black Holes Multiple Stars
Variable Stars Star Clusters
Extrasolar Planetary Systems Multiplanetary Systems
Galaxies Galaxy Types
The Milky Way The Milky Way in the Spotlight
The Milky Way from Above Active Galaxies
Local Group Collision Colliding Galaxies 
Clusters and Superclusters Galaxy Clusters
The Expanding Universe The Size and Structure of the Universe
Dark Matter and Dark Energy Observing the Skies
The History of the Telescope Space Telescopes
The Search for Life 
Patterns in the Sky Charting the Heavens
The Celestial Sphere The Zodiac
Mapping the Sky Sky Charts
Ursa Minor / Cephus Draco
Cassiopeia Lynx / Camelopardalis
Ursa Major Canes Venatici
The Whirlpool Galaxy Boötes / Corona Borealis 
Hercules Lyra
The Ring Nebula Cygnus
Andromeda Triangulum / Lacerta
Perseus Leo Minor / Auriga
Leo Virgo
Coma Berenices / Libra Scorpius
Serpens Ophiuchus Aquila / Scutum 
Vulpecula / Sagitta / Delphinus Pegasus / Equuleus
Aquarius Pisces
Taurus / Aries Cetus
Eridanus Orion The Orion Nebula
Gemini Cancer / Canis Minor
Monoceros Hydra
Sextans / Corvus / Crater Centaurus
Crux Lupus / Norma
Ara / Corona Australis Sagittarius
Capricornus / Piscis Austrinus Grus / Microscopium 
Sculptor / Caelum Fornax / Lepus
Canis Major / Columba  Puppis
Pyxis / Antlia Vela
Carina The Carina Nebula
Musca / Circinus / Triangulum Australe /  Telescopium 
Indus / Phoenix
Dorado Pictor / Reticulum / Volans
Chameleon / Apus / Tucana Pavo / Hydrus
Horologium / Mensa / Octans
Around the Sun The Solar System
The Sun  The Inner Planets
The Outer Planets The Moon
Stars and Star Groups
Constellations / The Milky Way 
and Other Galaxies
Messier Objects

About The Book:

Publisher ‏ : ‎ DK; Illustrated edition (October 11, 2016)

Language ‏ : ‎ English

Pages‏ : ‎ 256 

File : PDF , 9MB


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