The New Solar System

The New Solar System

Ice Worlds, Moons, and Planets Redefined

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Aimed at the popular audience by experienced astronomy author Patricia Daniels with contributions by former editor of Astronomy magazine 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, the New Solar System is 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.

Baker & Taylor
Aimed at the popular audience by experienced astronomy author Patricia and highlighted by 160 photographs, diagrams and maps, this 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 photographs to detailed explanatory diagrams to expert essays, fascinating sidebars, and informative fact boxes, this is not just an easy-to-use reference, but also a visually stunning volume to fire the imagination of even the most casual reader.--From publisher description.

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Daniels is a writer and editor specializing in science and history. In this book for a general readership, she offers a history of space exploration and an overview of recent developments in the study of the sun, Earth's neighboring planets, and their moons. The text is complemented by abundant (and stunning) space images from satellites, telescopes, and spacecraft. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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As NASA celebrates fifty years, this reader-friendly book with 160 full-color illustrations explores the new technologies and discoveries that are showing us an ever more detailed vision of the solar system, in a resource that also includes diagrams, maps, essays, sidebars, and fact boxes.
Explores the new technologies and discoveries that are showing us an ever more detailed vision of the solar system, in a resource that also includes diagrams, maps, essays, sidebars, and fact boxes.

Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic Society, c2009
ISBN: 9781426204623
Branch Call Number: 523.2 DAN
Characteristics: 223 p. :,col. ill., ports. ;,29 cm.

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