Your readers will take a thrilling and mind-boggling voyage of discovery throughout the universe with this information-packed and gorgeously illustrated volume. And when we say "the universe," we mean all of space and time and all that is contained within them, including planets, moons, stars, galaxies, matter, and energy. So this is a grand tour indeed, encompassing the birth of the universe with the Big Bang, hypotheses on its eventual demise, and fascinating conjectures about its shape and possible alternate "mulitiverses." Also examined is humanity's evolving understanding of the universe and the latest discoveries. Always front and center, however, are the universe's many marvels and wonders, all the heavenly bodies, celestial objects, and mind-blowing phenomena that comprise existence past, present, and future.