New Solar System Ice Worlds, Moons, and Planets Redefined

ISBN-10: 1426204620
ISBN-13: 9781426204623
Edition: 2009
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Description: Aimed at the popular audience by experienced astronomy author Patricia Daniels with contributions by former editor ofAstronomymagazine Robert Burnham and highlighted by 160 photographs, diagrams and maps, this superb guide explores every corner of  More...

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Book details

List price: $40.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: National Geographic Society
Publication date: 8/18/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 224
Size: 9.50" wide x 11.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.794
Language: English

Aimed at the popular audience by experienced astronomy author Patricia Daniels with contributions by former editor ofAstronomymagazine Robert Burnham and highlighted by 160 photographs, diagrams and maps, this superb guide explores every corner of Earth's planetary neighborhood, from the fiery sun at its center to the dark, icy realm where interstellar space begins. It's a state-of-the-art observation of the solar system as we know it today and a knowledgeable forecast of what to expect in the future, from Pluto's demotion to plutoid to the upcoming Moon mission, the likelihood of a manned expedition to Mars, and much more. From breathtaking full-color photographs to detailed explanatory diagrams to expert essays, fascinating sidebars, and informative fact boxes, theNew Solar Systemis not just an easy-to-use, solidly reliable reference, but also a visually stunning, invitingly browsable volume guaranteed to fire the imagination of even the most casual reader. As we celebrate NASA's first half-century and look outward to exciting new possibilities, public interest in all things interplanetary will only grow more intense--and this wonderfully timely book is poised to launch us once more into the High Frontier.

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