Starting with an overview of space, gravity, orbits and the birth of the solar system, the stage is set for a more in-depth look at our solar system and each planet. An interesting chart accompanies the text about each planet, comparing mass, day hours to spin once, surface temperature and moons to the Earth. Astronomers have learned a lot about stars from looking at their light. Various diagrams detail some of this information and explain why a star's color is more visible in photographs than through the naked eye. Star maps and famous star patterns are illustrated, with a discussion of the Zodiac. This book is full of information that will fascinate any child interested in space and astronomy. Filled with many colorful illustrations.