Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

Updated: May 21, 2018

“People who believe they are ignorant of nothing have neither looked for, nor stumbled upon, the boundary between what is known and unknown in the universe. What we do know, and we can assert without further hesitation, is that the universe had a beginning. The universe continues to evolve. And yes, every one of our bodies’ atoms is traceable to the big bang into the thermonuclear furnaces within high mass stars that exploded more than 5 billion years ago. We are stardust brought to life, then empowered by the universe to figure itself out — and we have only just begun.”

-Neil deGrasse Tyson

Neil deGrasse Tyson does another fabulous job of making such a difficult subject easy to understand in his new book Astrophysics for People in a Hurry. He discusses some of the most interesting ideas in physics such as gravity, black holes, atoms, extraterrestrial life, space, the sun, moons, light, the big bang and so much more.