Earth and Space acquaints us with bow shocks
Earth and Space addresses worldwide interest in pictorial works which showcase astronomical photography of the Blue Marble and outer space by annotating twentieth and twenty-first century photographs from the archives of NASA. It begins with a preface by Bill Nye, chief executive officer of the Planetary Society founded by astrophysicist Carl Sagan (November 9, 1934 – December 20, 1996). It continues with three introductory pages and 79 pages of captioned explanations for 111 photographs by cosmology, ecology, and microbiology writer and science editor Nirmala Nataraj.
The curated collection draws upon decades of photographs taken by astronauts and by space-based observatories for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s image and information-rich archives. It ends with bibliography and image credits.