Solar System Voyage

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Solar System Voyage Autor: Serge Brunier, Translated by Storm Dunlop


In the last few decades, the exploration of our solar system has revealed fascinating details about the worlds that lie beyond our Earth. This lavishly illustrated book invites the reader on a journey through the solar system. It starts by locating our planetary system in the Universe, then describes the Sun and its planets, the large satellites, asteroids and comets. With photographs and information from the latest space missions, the reader will discover the lunar plains scarred by asteroid impacts, the frozen deserts of Mars and Europa, the continuously erupting volcanoes of Io and the giant geysers of Triton; he will cross the rings of Saturn, plunge into the clouds of Venus and Titan, and survive the spectacular crash of the comet Shoemaker-Levy into Jupiter, to emerge with a greater appreciation of the hospitable planet we call home

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Solar System Voyage Autor: Serge Brunier, Translated by Storm Dunlop


In the last few decades, the exploration of our solar system has revealed fascinating details about the worlds that lie beyond our Earth. This lavishly illustrated book invites the reader on a journey through the solar system. It starts by locating our planetary system in the Universe, then describes the Sun and its planets, the large satellites, asteroids and comets. With photographs and information from the latest space missions, the reader will discover the lunar plains scarred by asteroid impacts, the frozen deserts of Mars and Europa, the continuously erupting volcanoes of Io and the giant geysers of Triton; he will cross the rings of Saturn, plunge into the clouds of Venus and Titan, and survive the spectacular crash of the comet Shoemaker-Levy into Jupiter, to emerge with a greater appreciation of the hospitable planet we call home.


Spis treści: Introduction 1. A star lost in infinite space 2. The Sun, our Star 3. Mercury: baked by the heat of the Sun 4. Venus: a vision of hell 5. The Moon: setting foot on another world 6. Mars: a trip to the desert planet 7. Phobos and Deimos: pebbles in the sky 8. Gaspra: our first asteroid 9. Jupiter: planet of storms 10. Shoemaker-Levy: timetable to collision 11. Io: the volcano planet 12. Europa: the hidden ocean 13. Saturn: the Lord of the Rings 14. Titan: an Earth in hibernation 15. Enceladus and the worlds of ice 16. Uranus: a recumbent giant 17. Halley: the great traveller 18. Neptune: the great blue sea 19. Triton: volcanoes of ice 20. Pluto and Charon: planets in limbo Appendices.


dla: enthusiasts, amateurs, general readers

isbn 9780521807241
stron 248
Data publikacji 17/10/2002
22 b/w illus. 233 colour illus. 7 tables
Hardback 250 x 354 mm

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