Taking us beyond the earthly limits of our home planet, astronomy helps us discover new horizons, in the solar system and beyond.
To come up with book recommendations on astronomy, we’ve interviewed Andrew Chaikin on space exploration, Stuart Clark on astronomers, and Marcus Chown on cosmology. If you’re more interested in the possibility of extraterrestrial life, have a look at our book selections on life below the surface of the Earth and life beyond Earth.
The ‘subterranaut’ describes how the discovery of ancient bacteria miles beneath the Earth’s surface opens the possibility of finding life on Mars. He picks five books that show how our knowledge of life deep in this planet could lead us to discover it elsewhere.