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


by Scudder, Jillian | Popular science
Published 14/09/2023 by ICON BOOKS in the United Kingdom
Paperback | 252 pages

SKU: 9781837731015 Category:


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.

Additional information

Weight 0.196 kg