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How Much a Planet Costs: Astronomy, Economics, and the Trouble with Pricing the Priceless
How Much a Planet Costs: Astronomy, Economics, and the Trouble with Pricing the Priceless

“In our lives we all in some way contribute to this greater choice, either drawing our collective future down to Earth or thrusting it out closer to the stars.”

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Isaac Asimov’s Wise and Witty Response to Those Who Question the Value of Investing in Space Exploration
Isaac Asimov’s Wise and Witty Response to Those Who Question the Value of Investing in Space Exploration

“The people of the United States spend exactly as much money on booze alone as on the space program.”

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Outer Space Humor: Vintage Illustrated Astro-Jokes from the Zenith of the Space Race
Outer Space Humor: Vintage Illustrated Astro-Jokes from the Zenith of the Space Race

“A visitor from Jupiter, watching a typical Western on television, remarked to a friend: ‘How come the hero has a biped riding on his back?'”

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Neil deGrasse Tyson on Your Ego and the Cosmic Perspective
Neil deGrasse Tyson on Your Ego and the Cosmic Perspective

“All you can do is sit back and bask in your relevance to the cosmos.”

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Willa Cather on the Majesty of the Cosmos and the Capacity for Wonder That Makes Us Wonderful
Willa Cather on the Majesty of the Cosmos and the Capacity for Wonder That Makes Us Wonderful

“Jupiter and Venus both shining in the golden-rosy sky… I can’t but believe that all that majesty and all that beauty, those fated and unfailing appearances and exits, are something more than mathematics and horrible temperatures.”

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The Art of NASA: Andy Warhol, Annie Leibovitz, Norman Rockwell, and Other Icons Celebrate 50 Years of Space Exploration
The Art of NASA: Andy Warhol, Annie Leibovitz, Norman Rockwell, and Other Icons Celebrate 50 Years of Space Exploration

Celebrated artists translate NASA’s mission “to reach for new heights and reveal the unknown” into stunning images.

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Brian Cox on What Earthly Phenomena Reveal about the Wonders of the Solar System
Brian Cox on What Earthly Phenomena Reveal about the Wonders of the Solar System

“Curiosity is the rocket fuel that powers our civilization.”

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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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The First Book of Space Travel: How a Woman Writer and Illustrator Enchanted Kids with Science in 1953
The First Book of Space Travel: How a Woman Writer and Illustrator Enchanted Kids with Science in 1953

“If I were a fairy godmother, my gift to every child would be curiosity.”

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Stardust: A Mesmerizing Short Film About the Voyager 1 and the Wonder of the Universe
Stardust: A Mesmerizing Short Film About the Voyager 1 and the Wonder of the Universe

The breathtaking beauty and destruction of the cosmos, animated.

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