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The Solar System: A Firefly Guide

The Solar System: A Firefly Guide (Paperback)

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A concise, illustrated guide to the solar system. Just as the explorers of the sixteenth century unveiled the night skies, the Hubble space telescope and space probes such as Voyager, Pioneer and Cassini are expanding our knowledge of our neighbouring planetary worlds. New fields of research are opening up, such as the exploration of the asteroids and comets. Scientists have recently discovered a new family of trans-neptunal bodies as far away as Neptune's orbit. This discovery may even lead to the demotion of Pluto from a planet to a smaller body. This comprehensive reference explains the origin of stars and the sun and extensively covers each planet. It is illustrated with spectacular photographs and meticulous colour diagrams. * Detailed directory of web sites direct you to new sources of information. * An appealing, authoritative reference for any stargazer of any age. * Firefly Guides are a beautifully produced top-quality Mondadori-printed international co-edition series.

Natural World & The EnvironmentThe natural world, country life & petsReference & ResearchEncyclopaedias & reference worksReference worksScience & MathematicsAstronomy, space & timePopular astronomy & space Publisher: Firefly Books Ltd Publication Date: 23/10/2003 ISBN-13: 9781552976791  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Giovanni Caprara is an award-winning scientific journalist who has written many books and articles on space. An asteroid was named after him in recognition of his work in popularizing astronomy.

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