The Visual Encyclopedia of Space is the essential reference guide to space science and astronomy, with fantastic double-page spreads that go into each topic in depth. Find out how stars are born and how to measure their distance apart. Discover which is the biggest planet, and view all the latest information and stunning images from robot probes and the Hubble telescope. A comprehensive constellation and sky-guide reference section compliments the stars chapter to provide a hands-on stargazing guide, whilst a detailed timeline provides the reader with an accurate summary of the most important events in the frontiers of space. Databases, annotated photography, digital images and artworks all combine to provide an authoritative and captivating reference book.