Summary: Completely revised and expanded, the long-awaited 4th edition of The New Solar System will take you on a journey of adventure and discovery. Join 30 expert planetary scientists and master space artist Don Davis aboard robotic space probes, peer through state-of-the-art telescopes, and wonder at the beauty, diversity, and mystery of the "new" solar system revealed to us through four decades of space exploration. Includes 11 new chapters, coverage of t ...show morehe Magellan, Mars Pathfinder, and Galileo missions, plus recent findings by Mars Global Surveyor and the Hubble Space Telescope. An extensive reference section with the latest planetary data, a glossary, and suggested readings round out this popular book!
Completely revised and expanded -- 30% larger than the highly acclaimed third edition, with 11 completely new chapters
Authoritative chapter texts written by the world's leading professional researchers
Full coverage of the Magellan, Mars Pathfinder, and Galileo missions, plus recent images from Mars Global Surveyor and the Hubble Space Telescope
Includes the latest research findings about ice on the Moon and Mercury, the search for life on Mars, comets Shoemaker-Levy 9 and Hale-Bopp, Pluto and Charon, the Kuiper Belt, and planets around other stars
Lavishly illustrated with hundreds of the best-available photographs from 25 years of planetary exploration
Clear, authoritative charts and illustrations
Extensive reference section with the latest planetary data, a glossary, and suggested readings. ...show less