The Milky Way

The Milky Way

Book - 2017 | Revised edition.
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An introduction to the Milky Way with information about its formation and characteristics. Includes diagrams, fun facts, a glossary, and full-color illustrations.
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois :, World Book,, 2017.
Edition: Revised edition.
ISBN: 9780716624943
071662494X
Characteristics: 64 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 27 cm.
Contents: What is the Milky Way?
How did the Milky Way get its name?
Focus on: images of the Milky Way
How much of the Milky Way can I see without a telescope?
Why does the Milky Way glow?
Focus on: parts of the Milky Way
How big is the Milky Way?
Does the Milky Way move?
What is at the center of the Milky Way?
How old is the Milky Way?
Where is Earth in the Milky Way?
Focus on: the Milky Way's position in the universe
Are there other planetary systems in the Milky Way?
What is the nearest star to the solar system?
Who discovered that the Milky Way is a galaxy?
What holds the Milky Way together?
Focus on: the interstellar medium
Can telescopes see the whole Milky Way?
How are astronomers mapping the Milky Way?
Are new stars forming in the Milky Way
Are stars dying in the Milky Way?
What is the Local Group?
What is a globular cluster?
What is an open cluster?
How did the Milky Way form?
Is the Milky Way changing?
Focus on: how the Milky Way may end.
Summary: An introduction to the Milky Way with information about its formation and characteristics. Includes diagrams, fun facts, a glossary, and full-color illustrations.

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