Space Encyclopedia: A Tour of Our Solar System and Beyond

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Presenting the latest exciting findings on space exploration and research and cutting-edge, spectacular views of the universe that technology is bringing back to Earth, all in one ultimate reference book. Authored by David A. Aguilar of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, the National Geographic Space Encyclopedia is ideal for the family bookshelf, providing both accessible information for school reports and compelling reading on the mysteries beyond our world.
 

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Tour the solar system and learn how it has grown from nine to eleven to thirteen planets. Stand on the surface of Uranus’s moon. Zoom past far-away Eris. Scientifically possible, these amazing ... Read full review

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Contents

Introduction by Davida Aguilar
6
Space Weather
18
TOUR OF
24
The Grand Tour
32
Mars
40
Jupiter
46
Saturn
54
Uranus
60
Haumea
72
Comets
78
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97
Death of Giant Stars
119
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DAVID A. AGUILAR is the director of public affairs at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He's an astronomy expert and a talented artist who specializes in bringing the latest discoveries in space to the forefront of the imagination in a visually compelling and scientifically accurate way.

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