On November 23, 1924, Edwin Hubble’s discovery that the Andromeda “nebula” is actually another island galaxy far outside of our own Milky Way, is first published in The New York Times. It can be difficult sometimes to process and appreciate the beauty of astronomy and astrophysics. Certainly so many of these gigantic celestial bodies are far away and we have little to no frame of reference to comprehend their size and composition. This is where the work of Dr.┬áNeil deGrasse Tyson has been so valuable for educating the public in the 21st century. Dr. Tyson designed his book for short bursts of digestible consumption (much like a certain blog you are reading!). It is meant to give you a working knowledge of things ranging from black holes to quarks. Now you can be ready for the next Earth-shaking cosmic headline.

Book Title: Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

Book Author: Tyson, Neil deGrasse

Dewey Decimal Call Number:  523.01 T

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