It is said that children of today are no longer into fairy tales which are only for their fathers and mothers. But how can we blame you that your interest in fairy tales is dwindling when so many new discoveries and modern technology are waiting everywhere to be discovered, close at hand on TV and radio or just a mouse click away. One thing, and we are sure of this, that you are still craving for is exciting stories that, although they may seem like fantasy, are nevertheless true. You can find such stories in this book. We will dive into the depths of the cosmos and encounter dragons, witches, powerful gods and legendary kingdoms. We will fly past red giants and white dwarves and visit places where time stands still. But here everything corresponds to reality. So come along and see for yourself.