10 Best Astronomy and Astrophysics Books

9. “Exoplanets” by Michael Summers and James Trefil

Scientists who have studied other planets and the solar system at large have revealed a great many secrets and discoveries. The discovery of bizarre and unreal worlds beyond the Earth have fascinated scientists and astronomers for decades, and the search for unimaginable discoveries continues.

“Exoplanets: Diamond Worlds, Super Earths, Pulsar Planets and the New Search for Life Beyond our Solar System” is a remarkable read for anyone who seeks to explore the history of the solar system and all the various kinds of planets that have been identified till date. This book also reveals who astronomers and scientists plan to study these newly discovered alien planets in the future.

Exoplanets Best Astronomy and Astrophysics Book
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10. ”Asteroid Hunters” by Carrie Nugent

The solar system opens up a wild and fierce world of countless discoveries, and research reveals that from Mercury till Neptune, the neighbors of planet Earth are gripped with much more chaos and turmoil that science has led us to believe. Each month, scientists identify over a 100 different asteroids that are circling the Earth and the planets nearby.

Carrie Nugent, a prominent researcher on asteroids from Caltech, has written a new book that introduces readers to the process of discovering new asteroids and other space objects near the Earth, along with understanding the measures that need to be taken if an asteroid or space object is heading towards our world.

‘Asteroid Hunters’ is a fabulous read that provides a comprehensive glimpse of the field of objects and asteroids surrounding the Earth, how science comes into play in outer space and how can we protect the Earth. It allows the reader to grasp all the risks and threats that are lurking out in space.

Asteroid Hunters Best Astronomy and Astrophysics Book
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