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Death from the skies! : these are the ways the world will end-- / Philip Plait.

Plait, Philip C. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780670019977
  • ISBN: 0670019976
  • Physical Description: 326 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Viking Penguin, 2008.

Content descriptions

General Note: Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note: Target Earth -- Sunburn -- The stellar fury of supernovae -- Cosmic blowtorches -- The bottomless pits of black holes -- Alien attack! -- The death of the sun -- Bright lights, big galaxy -- The end of everything.
Summary, etc.: It's only a matter of time before a cosmic disaster spells the end of the Earth. But how concerned should we about about any of these catastrophic scenarios? And if they do post a danger, can anything be done to stop them?
Subject: End of the world (Astronomy)