The New Solar System Ice Worlds Moons and Planets Redefined Book by Patricia Daniels C2010

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Book "The New Solar System Ice Worlds, Moons, and Planets Redefined" by Patricia Daniels, copyright 2010.

With major planets, dwarf planets, ocean moons, and a visible belt of icy worlds extending far into space, the solar system of the 21st century is truly a new frontier. This richly illustrated timely guide to our planetary neighborhood and beyond reveals how knowledge of the solar system has hanged dramatically in just one decade.

Author Patricia Daniels, working in consultation with noted science writer Robert Burnham, opens even the most complex aspects of the solar system to any reader, from interested amateur to professional astronomer. Stunning photographs include images from the Hubble Space Telescope, Cassini space probe, MESSENGER spacecraft, and more, while detailed artwork gives close-up views of surprising terrains, new moons, and asteroid collisions. Truly unique, The New Solar System is an engaging and lively look at our world and the heavenly bodies that journey with us through space.

Exclusive to this expanded edition is a supplement, "Exploring our World and Beyond." Written by Howard Schneider, the author of National Geographics Backyard Guide to the Night Sky, this riveting new section covers the latest developments in space exploration: current and future missions in the solar system, the discovery of new exoplanets, and the ongoing search for intelligent life.

ISBN 9781426207525


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