Synopses & Reviews
Explore the wonders of our solar system—a corner of the universe that astronomers understand more fully every day. Starting at the sun, the center of it all, we move outward, planet by planet, and then beyond. From Mercury's prehistoric cataclysm to Uranus's uncommon axial tilt, the superb research and stunning images will captivate both keen stargazers and newcomers alike. The gorgeous photographs—which include newly taken photos of Mars from Curiosity along with others from recent satellites, manned spaceflights, the International Space Station, and the Hubble telescope—bring the night sky to life.
About the Author
David W. Hughes is Professor of Astronomy at the University of Sheffield and a VP of the Royal
Astronomical Society. Hughes was a co-investigator on the European Space Agency's Giotto
mission to Halley's comet. He has written widely on the history of astronomy and has served on
many space advisory committees.
Carole Stott was formerly a professional astronomer—she was Curator of Astronomy at the
Royal Observatory, Greenwich, UK—and is now a full-time writer on space. Carole has written
more than 20 books and contributed to many encyclopedias and journals.