Jupiter and Saturn Revised Edition

Jupiter and Saturn Revised Edition

by Linda T. Elkins-Tanton
     
 

The Solar System is a six-volume full-color set that explores the relationship between the Sun-the center of our solar system-and its orbiters, including Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto, as well as asteroids, meteorites, and comets. Designed to complement science curricula, the books provide a detailed narrative of how the

Overview

The Solar System is a six-volume full-color set that explores the relationship between the Sun-the center of our solar system-and its orbiters, including Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto, as well as asteroids, meteorites, and comets. Designed to complement science curricula, the books provide a detailed narrative of how the universe was formed and how each planet or celestial body relates to the rest of the solar system.

Jupiter and Saturn, Revised Edition offers up-to-date scientific knowledge concerning the planets' different ring systems and weather patterns, including information from the continuing Cassini spacecraft's mission to Saturn. The book illustrates how Jupiter continues to play a role in our understanding of how planets orbit the Sun and discusses the discovery of the speed of light, the immensity of the destructive potential of comet and asteroid collisions, and the possibility of life on other planets.

Featuring an extensive, up-to-date chapter on space missions, the volume also covers

external appearance and conditions

"fast facts" about Jupiter and Saturn

the future direction of research

heat sources in the solar system

internal composition

planetary atmospheres

rings and moons

structure, temperature, and pressure

The book contains more than 70 color photographs and line illustrations, three appendixes-Standard International Units and their equivalents; information on light, wavelength, and radiation; and a list of all known moons-a glossary, a detailed list of print and Internet resources, and an index. The Solar System is essential for middle and high school students, teachers, and general readers who wish to learn about how the planets or other small bodies contributed to the formation of the solar system.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816076987
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/01/2010
Series:
Facts on File The Solar System Series
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

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