Everyone has questions about our universe: How hot is Venus? Can you distinguish between a pulsar and a quasar? Is there a universe or a multiverse? Where do we fit into the infinitely grand scheme of things? How do we map the Cosmic Microwave Background? Most tantalizing of all: Is there anyone out there? This small volume encapsulates the terrifying hugeness of the cosmos into bite-sized particles that mere earthlings can understand. It takes you on a cosmic tour, shedding light on the most awesome of objects and places and explaining some very big ideas, concepts, and discoveries. It also presents the scientists and observers who have done so much to understand life and the universe.