The Secret Lives of Planets: A User's Guide to the Solar System (Hardback)
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The Secret Lives of Planets: A User's Guide to the Solar System (Hardback)

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Hardback 288 Pages / Published: 11/07/2019
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We have the impression that the solar system is perfectly regular like a clock, or a planetarium instrument. On a short timescale it is. But, seen in a longer perspective, the planets, and their satellites, have exciting lives, full of events - for example, did you know that Saturn's moon, Titan, boasts lakes which contain liquid methane surrounded by soaring hills and valleys, exactly as the earth did before life evolved on our fragile planet? Or that Mercury is the shyest planet? Or, that Mars' biggest volcano is 100 times the size of Earth's, or that its biggest canyon is 10 times the depth of the Grand Canyon, or that it wasn't always red, but blue?

The culmination of a lifetime of astronomy and wonder, Paul Murdin's enchanting new book reveals everything you ever wanted to know about the planets, their satellites, and our place in the solar system.

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
ISBN: 9781529319415
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 421 g
Dimensions: 222 x 144 x 29 mm

The Secret Lives of Planets

The Secret Lives of Planets

Cambridge
Tuesday 16th July 18:00 - 19:30

On the 50th anniversary of the launch date of Apollo 11, author and astronomer Professor Paul Murdin will discuss his new book, The Secret Lives of Planets.

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