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The Planets: Photographs from the Archives of NASA (Hardback)
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The Planets: Photographs from the Archives of NASA (Hardback)

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Hardback 256 Pages / Published: 07/11/2017
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This magnificent visual tour of our solar system explores the wonders of space. More than 200 photographs from the archives of NASA are paired with captions detailing the science behind some of the planets' most extraordinary phenomenon. Images of the newly discovered areas of Jupiter, the fiery volcanoes on Venus, the mysterious Planet Nine, and many more astronomical marvels are revealed in these pages. A preface by Bill Nye helps contextualise the images, providing fascinating details on the history of NASA's pioneering missions and the future of planetary exploration. Anyone with an interest in science, astronomy, and the mysteries of space will delight in this awe-inspiring guide to our cosmic neighbourhood.

Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9781452159362
Number of pages: 256
Dimensions: 229 x 232 mm


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"The book is compact in size, its layout is crisp and stylish and the quality is exceptional. This is a book for anyone with an interest in space to drool over." BBC Sky At Night Magazine

"You might have seen some of these photos elsewhere but to have them all together under one cover less so. Be in awe. We are surrounded by the most unique places we are least likely to visit in our own lifetimes." SFcrowsnest

"The book is compact in size, its layout is crisp and stylish and the quality is exceptional. This is a book for anyone with an interest in space to drool over" Books Monthly review

"Zooming out from deep time to deep space, The Planets by writer Nirmala Nataraj mines the NASA archives for a thrill-a-minute tour of our cosmic neighbourhood. It's a handsome array, from the flow of dunes in Mars's Nili Patera caldera, caught by the HIRISE camera on the Mars Reconnaisance Orbiter, to an opulently hued backlit view of Saturn captured by Cassini's wide-angle camera." Nature.com

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