Travel back in time to the Big Bang, and learn about the formation of the universe. Explore the baffling world of
black holes, and find out how scientists are searching for alien life. Discover the strangest sights of the universe,
from quirky quasars to clouds that smell like raspberries. Get answers to questions such as:
* What happened after the Big Bang?
* How is the universe like a chocolate chip cookie?
* Why can't we see black holes?
* What is dark matter?
* How might the universe end?
This book is jam packed with NASA photography, key terms explained simply and fascinating, number-based space facts and figures for all aspiring astronaughts and science whizz kids.
Clive Gifford is the author of more than 150 children's books including Eye Benders, winner of the Royal Society Young People's Book Prize, Royal Society-nominated Out of This World and Cool Technology which won the School Library Association Information Book Award. He has travelled through 70 countries, run a computer games company and taken part in all manner of sports from parachuting and gliding to Ultimate Frisbee. Clive's official website can be found at www.clivegifford.co.uk