The Milky Way Smells of Rum and Raspberries

The Milky Way Smells of Rum and Raspberries: ...And Other Amazing Cosmic Facts

Popular Science
Paperback Published on: 14/09/2023
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The Milky Way Smells of Rum and Raspberries
Entertaining and informative
I really enjoyed this little Popular Astronomy gem. Jill Scudder's friendly and informative style brings humour and accessibility to some interesting idea... READ MORE
Katie (Waterstones Gateshead)


An offbeat guided tour of the Universe, focusing on weird and wonderful facts.

Astrophysicist Dr Jillian Scudder knows more than most of us what a surreal place the Universe can be. In this light-hearted book she delves into some of the more arcane facts that her work has revealed, and tells us how we have actually managed to discover these amazing truths.

Did you know: the galaxy is flatter than a credit card; supermassive black holes can sing a super-low B flat; it rains iron on a brown dwarf, and diamonds on Neptune; you could grow turnips on Mars if its soil weren't full of rocket fuel; the Universe is beige, on average; Jupiter's magnetic field will short-circuit your spacecraft - and, of course, the Milky Way smells of rum and raspberries.

  • Publisher: Icon Books
  • ISBN: 9781837731015
  • Number of pages: 252
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm

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The Milky Way Smells of Rum and Raspberries
This is an interesting book which tries hard to be fun and quirky in its lighthearted tone, but ultimately the content of the book can be quite hard to und... READ MORE