The Planets: A Journey Through the Solar System

The Planets: A Journey Through the Solar System

by Giles Sparrow
     
 

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Within the last 40 years, the contents of our solar system have been slowly revealed by a fleet of satellites and interplanetary probes, from Cassini to the Hubble Space Telescope to the recent Mars Exploration Rovers. Moving out from the Sun, every planet and moon is visited in this comprehensive survey that follows the tracks of robotic rovers over Mars,

Overview

Within the last 40 years, the contents of our solar system have been slowly revealed by a fleet of satellites and interplanetary probes, from Cassini to the Hubble Space Telescope to the recent Mars Exploration Rovers. Moving out from the Sun, every planet and moon is visited in this comprehensive survey that follows the tracks of robotic rovers over Mars, plunges through Titan’s atmosphere on the back of the Huygens probe, inspects a comet, and discovers the frozen planets that lurk beyond the orbit of Neptune, a full light year from Earth. The breathtaking images of dozens of celestial bodies are accompanied by fascinating captions and informative diagrams, completing this stunning compilation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781905204267
Publisher:
Quercus
Publication date:
02/28/2007
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
10.18(w) x 11.74(h) x 1.14(d)

Meet the Author

Giles Sparrow is the author of numerus books on space, including Cosmos, The Solar System, The Traveler's Guide to the Solar System, and The Universe and How to See It.

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