Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

by Neil deGrasse Tyson

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Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

by Neil deGrasse Tyson


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  • Moons

    The Moon is the bi-product of a bigger collision at some point in the Earth’s past. This conclusion was drawn when astronauts brought back samples from the Moon and those samples seemed quite similar to the Earth’s crust. It is likely that the larger collisions resulted in various orbiting debris th

  • Asteroids

    Many asteroids reside in the main asteroid belt, which lies between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. Sadly, some of these may eventually collide with Earth and could have serious negative impacts on the state of the planet. Fortunately, that will not happen for approximately one hundred million years

  • Telescopes

    It took some time for the invention of telescopes that could be used to detect invisible light. The invention of such telescopes was crucial to studying some space phenomena, such as supernova and pulsars. One type of telescope, radio telescopes, was the first designed to detect non-visible-light,

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