An interesting and enjoyable read. But it needs a proof read. I'm 95 pages into the book so far and have found at least 3 glaring mistakes so far that anyone knowledgeable in astronomy should have caught. On page 86 it's stated that the planet Uranus is 30 AU distance from the sun. In Reality Uranus is around 19 AU and Neptune is at 30 AU. On page 91 is states that the Apollo missions gave us the 1st opportunity to see earth from 240 million miles. Actually that would have been 240 thousand miles. A 3rd one I found earlier but forgot to bookmark. Because of these I gave it a 4 star rating.
Well written and entertaining. Perfect for those who love science but aren't scientists. I learned a lot about this very interesting subject. We humans think we're so special but in the big picture the term insignificant comes to mind.
I picked up this book after taking an online course (intro to astronomy) taught by the author. If you are interested to learn about near complete catalog of unmaned missions, and what we have learned from each, I would recommend a purchase. The author does a great job of using everyday language to explain some pretty high level concepts.