Explore the Universe
The World Book Inc.
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Stars—The Inside Story
Explore different types of these amazing balls of light and learn why they shine.
Stars—Birth and Death
Explore how stars are born in great clouds of gas and dust, and why they sometimes die in violent explosions.
Explore strange planets beyond the solar system, from massive rocky worlds to gas giants, and learn about the search for alien life.
Explore the islands of stars that fill the universe, stretching from our nearest galactic neighbours to ancient giants at the edges of space and time.
The Milky Way
Explore our galaxy from the monstrous black hole at its center to its swirling, starry arms and peer into its violent future.
Observatories on Earth
Explore the history of stargazing from Earth and learn how telescopes transformed familiar lights in the night sky into unimagined wonders.
Observatories in Space
Explore the exciting history of orbiting telescopes and learn how their breathtaking views of deep space have revolutionized astronomy.
Quasars and Black Holes
Explore some of the most mysterious objects in space—powerful black holes that extinguish light and intense quasars that outshine an entire galaxy.
The Universe—A Cosmic Tour
Explore the origins of space and time, mysterious forms of matter and energy, and the ultimate fate of the universe.
The Universe—Mysteries and Marvels
Explore time travel, extra dimensions, hidden universes, and other cosmic curiosities.