The Handy Space Answer Book tackles hundreds of techinical concepts, from black holes to red giantsm and explains them simply. You'll discover what a cosmic string is, how scientists "trap" plasma, and how astronomers at the Very Large Array study extraterrestrial radio signals.
You'll also trace the development of space technology from primitive (but surprisingly accurate) Mayan instruments to the X-ray telescopes of today. And you'll meet the brave people who manned the missions. For thoroughly intriguing covereage of our universe, Handy Space is out of this world!