From the basics of physics to big questions about the nature of space and time, celebrated astrophysicist and science communicator Neil deGrasse Tyson breaks down the mysteries of the cosmos into bite-sized pieces. Astrophysics for Young People in a Hurry describes the fundamental rules and unknowns of our universe clearlyand with Tyson’s characteristic wit, there’s a lot of fun thrown in, too.
This adaptation by Gregory Mone includes full-color photos, infographics, and extra explanations to make even the trickiest concepts accessible. Building on the wonder inspired by outer space, Astrophysics for Young People in a Hurry introduces an exciting field and the principles of scientific inquiry to young readers.
About the Author
Gregory Mone, coauthor with Bill Nye of the Jack and the Geniuses series, adapted Daniel James Brown’s Boys in the Boat for young readers.
Table of Contents
1 The Greatest story Ever Told 15
2 How to communicate with Aliens 33
3 Let There Be Light 44
4 Between the Galaxies 58
5 Dark Matter 72
6 Dark Energy 86
7 My Favorite Elements 97
8 Why the World is Round 108
9 The invisible universe 120
10 Around Our Solar Neighborhood 132
11 What Earth Would look Like to an Alien 141
12 Looking Up, Thinking Big 152
Illustration credits 167