Nutshell Astrophysics

Sten Odenwald


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(2019) Whether searching for extra-terrestrial life, managing the effects of space weather or learning about dark matter, the study astrophysics has profound implications for us all. NASA scientist and astronomer Sten Odenwald explains the key concepts of this vast topic, bringing clarity to some of the great mysteries of space. These include: • The theory of relativity • Cosmic background radiation • The evolution of stars • The formation of the solar system • The nature of exoplanets • Space weather systems Filled with helpful diagrams and simple summaries, Knowledge in a Nutshell: Astrophysics is perfect for the non-expert, taking the complexities of space science and making them tangible. ABOUT THE SERIES The ‘Knowledge in a Nutshell’ series by Arcturus Publishing provides engaging introductions to many fields of knowledge, including philosophy, psychology and physics, and the ways in which human kind has sought to make sense of our world.