The Universe: Spanish Language Astronomy Materials Education Center

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Title: The Universe

Author: Julieta Fierro

Editor: Tercer Milenio—Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes

Year: 1997

ISBN: 970-18-0240-3

Suggested reader’s academic level: : Junior High School

This book addresses the organization, composition, proportions, shape, origins, and probable destiny of the Universe through simple definitions and examples. It is 63 pages long and is accessible to all ages. It is part of the Third Millenium Culture Collection.

The Universe

Description:

This book talks about the organization, composition, proportions, shape, origins, and probable destiny of the universe with simple definitions and examples. It has 63 pages and is accessible to all ages. It is part of the Third Millennium Culture Collection readings.

Contents:

  • Organization of the Universe
    • What is the Universe made of?
    • The Planets
    • The Sun
    • The Stars
    • Interstellar Matter
    • Galaxies
    • Galaxy Clusters
    • The Universe at a Large Scale
  • Proportions of the Universe
    • Measurement of Time
    • Ages
    • Times of the Universe
    • Light
    • Telescopes
    • Radiotelescopes
  • Types of Stars
    • The evolution of Stars
    • Small Stars
    • Medium Stars
    • Big Stars
    • Neutrons Stars and Black Holes
  • Physical Properties of the Stars
    • The Force of Gravity
    • The Rotation of Celestial Bodies
    • Chemical composition of Celestial Bodies
    • Dark Matter
    • The Darkness of the Night
  • Shape, Origin, and Probable Destiny of the Universe
    • The Shape of the Universe
    • The Expansion of the Universe
    • The Background Radiation
    • The Big Bang
  • Bibliography
  • Astronomical Institutions of Mexico
  • Glossary

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