New and Noteworthy

Princeton University Press, 2023, 640 pp., Hardcover. $150.00. Celestial mechanics — the study of the movement of planets, satellites, and smaller bodies such as comets — is one of the oldest subjects in the physical sciences. Since the mid-twentieth century, the field has experienced a renaissance due to advances in space flight, digital computing, […]
William Morrow, 2022, 272 pp., Hardcover. $29.99. Deep in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, three times farther from the sun than the Earth is, orbits a massive asteroid called (16) Psyche. It is one of the largest objects in the belt, potentially containing the equivalent of the world’s total economy in metals, […]
Elsevier, 2022, 844 pp., Paperback. $175.00. Water Worlds in the Solar System: In Search of Habitable Environments and Life is a comprehensive reference on the formation, availability, habitability potential, and astrobiological implications of water in the solar system. The book provides an understanding of the importance of water on Earth to elucidate potential water […]
Cambridge University Press, 2022, 324 pp., Hardcover. $39.99. In 1908, thunderous blasts and blazing fires from the sky descended upon the desolate Tunguska territory of Siberia. The explosion knocked down an area of forest larger than London and was powerful enough to obliterate Manhattan. The mysterious nature of the event has prompted a wide […]
Springer, 2022, 291 pp., Hardcover. $159.99. This book provides a detailed, state-of-the-art overview of key observational and theoretical aspects of the rapidly developing and highly interdisciplinary field of exoplanet science, as viewed through the lenses of eight world-class experts. It equips readers with a broad understanding of the complex processes driving the formation and the […]
Oxford University Press, 2023, 272 pp., Hardcover. $25.00. The principles underlying humanity’s past and continuing acquisition of knowledge are straightforward and are illustrated here across academic fields, from history to quantum physics — stories of clever and inventive people with good ideas, but also of personalities, politics, and power. This book draws together these […]
W. W. Norton & Company, 2022, 352 pp., Paperback. $16.95. Mary Roach, “America’s funniest science writer” (Washington Post), explores the irresistibly strange universe of space travel and life without gravity in Packing for Mars. From the Space Shuttle training toilet to a crash test of NASA’s new space capsule, Mary Roach takes us on […]
$34.95. Astronomy magazine has partnered with the Lowell Observatory to create a truly unique globe. This high-quality, injection-molded six-inch globe clearly depicts the intricate details Percival Lowell included on his 1911 Mars drawing. Among the most intriguing artifacts in the Putnam Collection Center at Lowell Observatory are a series of small Mars globes created by […]
DK Children, 2022, 80 pp., Hardcover. $14.99. Discover the mysteries of Earth’s closest neighbor in this incredible guide to the Moon. This book is the perfect introduction for young readers who want to learn about every aspect of the Moon. It features breakdowns of the Moon’s formation and geography, the lunar phases, a history of NASA’s […]
Balzer + Bray, 2022, 320 pp., Hardcover. $17.99. Meet Resilience, a Mars rover determined to live up to his name. Res was built to explore Mars. He was not built to have human emotions. But as he learns new things from the NASA scientists who assemble him, he begins to develop humanlike feelings. Maybe […]
$14.99. Your mission: Match! Play! Blastoff! Space mission patches celebrating NASA’s most notable voyages into space exploration offer hands-on opportunities to hone memory skills and learn about NASA’s most awe-inspiring journeys to date. Marvel at historic patches that commemorate the very first Mars rovers, the Apollo 11 mission, the launch of the International Space […]
$12.99. Prepare for the next eclipse with this set of flashcards that features 34 key terms, concepts, and facts relating to solar eclipses. Each card features a different eclipse term or concept and is represented with detailed diagrams and stunning photos. Terms and concepts such as angular diameter, apogee, Baily’s beads, penumbra, Saros cycle, […]
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