In the last 40 years the planets have been revealed in their full glory, unmasked by a fleet of satellites and interplanetary probes. The closer we look, the more astonishing they are. Mars' deserts were once home to rivers and oceans, on Jupiter, wind speeds reach 10,000 kph, and diamonds rain from Neptune's blue skies.
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Giles Sparrow studied Astronomy at University College London, and works as an editor specializing in popular science. He is the author of - amongst other books - The Genius Test, The Universe and How To See It, The Stargazer's Handbook and Hubble: Window on the Universe and was a major contributor to Dorling Kindersley's Universe.
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Book Description Quercus Publishing, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111905204779