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A Brief Visual History of Space and Astronomy in 250 Milestones
A Brief Visual History of Space and Astronomy in 250 Milestones

From the Big Bang to the end of time, or what a pioneering female astronomer has to do with Sagan’s petty nemeses.

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100 Diagrams That Changed the World
100 Diagrams That Changed the World

A visual history of human sensemaking, from cave paintings to the world wide web.

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Carl Sagan’s Pale Blue Dot, Animated in Motion Graphics
Carl Sagan’s Pale Blue Dot, Animated in Motion Graphics

“That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives.”

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Astronomy for the Rest of Us: A Naked-Eye Tour of the Sky
Astronomy for the Rest of Us: A Naked-Eye Tour of the Sky

A field guide to stargazing, or how to see day and night the way your great-grandfather did.

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Ordering the Heavens: A Visual History of Mapping the Universe
Ordering the Heavens: A Visual History of Mapping the Universe

From Copernicus to Ancient Korea, or what the Chinese concept of change has to do with Aztec astrology.

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The Pale Blue Dot: A Timeless Valentine to the Cosmos
The Pale Blue Dot: A Timeless Valentine to the Cosmos

“The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena.”

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The Overview Effect and the Psychology of Cosmic Awe
The Overview Effect and the Psychology of Cosmic Awe

The spirituality of space exploration as self-exploration.

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Happy Birthday, Voyager 1: An Animated Adaptation of Carl Sagan’s Pale Blue Dot
Happy Birthday, Voyager 1: An Animated Adaptation of Carl Sagan’s Pale Blue Dot

“The aggregate of our joy and suffering…every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization…every young couple in love…lived there — on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.”

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Visualizing the Expansion of the Universe: The Most Accurate Measurement Yet
Visualizing the Expansion of the Universe: The Most Accurate Measurement Yet

What 120,000 galaxies have to do with understanding our place in the universe.

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Cosmic Discoveries: The Universe in Your Pocket
Cosmic Discoveries: The Universe in Your Pocket

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