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Lonely Planet Collaborates with NASA for World’s First Guidebook to The Universe

September 18, 2019 Lifestyle News No Comments Email Email

Lonely Planet is journeying further than it ever has before with the world’s first and only travel guide to The Universe, created in collaboration with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL), and published this October.

Developed with the latest data from NASA, and featuring a Foreword by award-winning science educator Bill Nye the Science GuyLonely Planet’s new book touches down on the planets of our solar system, before continuing to the edge of the known Universe via exoplanets, newborn stars, supernova remnants, galaxy superclusters and more, as it discovers space’s most astonishing sights.

Featuring 608 pages553 photos, and 124 planetsThe Universe follows in the successful tradition of Lonely Planet’s 2014 best-selling guide to The World, which is also still available.

Other highlights of The Universe include:

  • The Solar System– Detailed planetary guides with local highlights and facts;
  • Into Outer Space– Discover more than 150 amazing stars, exoplanets and galaxies;
  • The Science of Space– Get the low-down on space travel, physics and NASA’s research.

“By the end of the book,” Lonely Planet says, “you’ll have a sense for the structure of the entire Universe as well as some of the big questions we still have as we ponder our place in it. You may not be able to plan your next vacation on the basis of the planetary moons, exoplanets and stunning nebulae featured, but you’ll find lots to amaze and awe.”

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