Science Fact & Fiction: Space

Science Fact or Fiction is a regular blog post about topics that fascinate us. We look at engaging factual resources, and then move onto the realm of human imagination.

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Science Fact Space
Space is a vast, mysterious place that scientists are constantly learning new things about. Relatively few humans have ever been there, even those who spend their entire career studying it. Take a look at some of the fascinating discoveries that have been made about our universe!

You Are Here by Chris Hadfield A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking The Elegant Universe by Brian Greene
When We Left Earth The NASA Mission COSMOS An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth by Chris Hadfield

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Science Fiction Image

Since we know relatively little about space, especially outside of our galactic neighborhood, we must rely on our imaginations about what the rest of the universe is like. Fiction about space explores possibilities both malignant and benign. Maybe someday we’ll discover if what we imagined is true…

The Martian by Andy Weir page50 page51
The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams 2001 A Space Odyssey by Arthur C Clarke The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers