Cosmic Chronicles

This carefully curated list of nonfiction reads offers captivating insights into the wonders of space exploration, from the mysteries of distant galaxies to the awe-inspiring discoveries.

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The Biggest Ideas in the Universe: Space, Time, and Motion

Sean Carroll

This book seeks to explain the most fundamental—yet often inscrutable—pieces of our universe, space, time, and motion in understandable terms. 

A Man on the Moon: The Voyages of the Apollo Astronauts

Andrew Chaikin

This book takes a look at our journey to actually walking on the moon, exploring the mind-boggling work and effort that went into this epic venture.

Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space

Carl Sagan

A classic exploration of the scope of our universe and humanity's place in it.

The Sirens of Mars: Searching for Life on Another World

Sarah Stewart Johnson

A look into the historical interest into searching for life on Mars through the lens of a scientist's life and experiences.

The Smithsonian History of Space Exploration: From the Ancient World to the Extraterrestrial Future

Roger D. Launius

A graphically rich look into humankind's attempts to understand and explore the universe.

When the Earth had Two Moons: Cannibal Planets, Icy Giants, Dirty Comets, Dreadful Orbits, and the Origins of the Night Sky

Erik Asphaug

An exploration of planetary evolution, strange worlds, and our weird and wonderful universe.