Wonders of the Solar System

Author: Professor Brian Cox,Andrew Cohen

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007412282

Category: Science

Page: 256

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Recommended for viewing on a colour tablet. In Wonders of the Solar System – the book of the acclaimed BBC TV series – Professor Brian Cox will take us on a journey of discovery where alien worlds from your imagination become places we can see, feel and visit.

Wonders of the Solar System

Author: Brian Cox,Andrew Cohen

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007386907

Category: Astronomy

Page: 256

View: 684

The Sunday Times Bestseller In Wonders of the Solar System - the book of the acclaimed BBC TV series - Professor Brian Cox will take us on a journey of discovery where alien worlds from your imagination become places we can see, feel and visit. The Wonders of the Solar System - from the giant ice fountains of Enceladus to the liquid methane seas of Titan and from storms twice the size of the Earth to the tortured moon of Io with its giant super-volcanoes - is the Solar System as you have never seen it before. In this series, Professor Brian Cox will introduce us to the planets and moons beyond our world, finding the biggest, most bizarre, most powerful natural phenomena. Using the latest scientific imagery along with cutting edge CGI and some of the most spectacular and extreme locations on Earth, Brian will show us Wonders never thought possible. Employing his trademark clear, authoritative, yet down-to-earth approach, Brian will explore how these previously unseen phenomena have dramatically expanded our horizons with new discoveries about the planets, their moons and howthey came to be the way they are.

The Wonder of Our Solar System

Author: Lisa Greathouse

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 074390561X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 5867

"This fascinating book is part of the Earth and Space Sciences Readers for students in Upper Primary School.Can you name all nine planets? Which planet is closest to Earth? Which planet is closest to the sun? Lets learn all about our solar systemContents:Our Place in the UniverseThe SunThe PlanetsDwarf Planets GaloreAsteroids, Meteoroids, and CometsConstellationsAppendices

Seven Wonders of the Solar System

Author: David A. Aguilar

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698406915

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

View: 2080

Ready for a wondrous celestial journey? This extraordinary book puts you right there in the middle of our solar system: breaking through colorful gaseous hazes; exploring the surface of red-hot or ice-cold planets; hurtling through rings of flying, frozen ice chunks; and rocketing on out to deep space. Astronomer David Aguilar is our navigator on these seven wonderful trips through space—journeys that someday may actually happen!

Wonders of the Universe

Author: Brian Cox,Andrew Cohen

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062115618

Category: Science

Page: 256

View: 4174

Experience our universe as you've never seen it before 13.7 billion years old. 93 billion light-years across. It contains over 100 billion galaxies, each containing hundreds of billions of stars. This infinite, vast and complex Universe has been the subject of human fascination and scientific exploration for thousands of years. The wonders of the Universe might seem alien to us and impossible to understand, but away from the telescopes, the labs and the white coats, Professor Brian Cox uses the evidence found in the natural world on Earth to brilliantly explain the truth of the cosmos. Professor Cox will show how the vast and unfathomable phenomena of deep space can be explained, and even experienced, by re-examining the familiar here on Earth. He is determined to answer the most profound questions we can ask about ourselves and the world in which we live, but in a uniquely understandable way. The laws of light, gravity, time, matter and energy that govern us here on Earth are the same as those applied in the Universe. Using his expert knowledge and his infectious enthusiasm, Professor Cox shows us that if we can understand the impact of these governing laws on Earth it will bring us a step closer to an understanding of our Universe.

Wonders of Life

Author: Professor Brian Cox,Andrew Cohen

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007452683

Category: Science

Page: 288

View: 362

What is Life? Where did it come from? Why does it end?

Wonders of the Planets

Visions of Our Solar System in the 21st Century

Author: Raman Prinja

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781845332440

Category: Astronomija

Page: 192

View: 370

A collection of images from the most recent interplanetary missions, showcasing in astonishing detail the remarkable worlds that orbit our sun. Offers revealing and groundbreaking comparisons between the planets and moons of our solar system, bringing to

Seven Wonders of the Gas Giants and Their Moons

Author: Ron Miller

Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books

ISBN: 0761372814

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

View: 5264

From earliest times, humans have wondered about the sky above them. Simple telescopes in the 1600s made possible descriptions of the wonders of Earth's Moon and the closer planets. It took the development of powerful telescopes and modern space probes to learn more about the more distant planets Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. In this book, we'll explore seven wonders of these four enormous planets called the gas giants and their moons. On Saturn, we'll examine its amazing rings and their properties. On Jupiter, we ll investigate the Great Red Spot a gigantic storm about twice the size of Earth that has lasted for centuries. We ll also explore a moon of Jupiter with erupting volcanoes, a moon of Uranus covered with one of the weirdest landscapes in the solar system, a huge crater on a tiny moon of Saturn, as well as planet auroras much more spectacular than Earth's northern lights. We'll also consider how the discovery of water on Jupiter's moon Europa may mean that life is possible in other worlds.

How to Read the Solar System: A Guide to the Stars and Planets

Author: Paul Abel,Brian May

Publisher: Pegasus Books

ISBN: 1605987557

Category: Science

Page: 320

View: 9462

A fresh and essential guide to understanding and interpreting the wonders of our solar system, from two intrepid young astronomers who are the hosts of the popular BBC television series The Sky at Night. What exactly is the solar system? We've all learned the basics at school but do we really understand what we are seeing in the night sky? Expert astronomers Chris North and Paul Abel provide a fascinating guided tour of our solar system and explain its many wonders. They look at all the major players, including our more familiar cosmic neighbors—the Sun, the planets and their moons—as well as the occasional visitors to our planet—asteroids, meteors and comets—in addition to distant stars and what might lie beyond our solar system, including the mysterious Earth Mark II. North and Abel recount the history of how our solar system came to be, and the myths that once shaped astronomy. Through their cogent explanations of the latest scientific discoveries, they reveal how any amateur astronomer can view and interpret the solar system and enrich their understanding of our universe.

Wonders of the Solar System Text Only

Author: Professor Brian Cox,Andrew Cohen

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007452306

Category: Science

Page: 256

View: 6739

The Sunday Times Bestseller In Wonders of the Solar System – the book of the acclaimed BBC TV series – Professor Brian Cox will take us on a journey of discovery where alien worlds from your imagination become places we can see, feel and visit.

Planets

Author: Professor Brian Cox,Andrew Cohen

Publisher: William Collins

ISBN: 9780007488841

Category: Science

Page: 400

View: 4564

Jupiter: The Ruthless One - Mars: The Doomed One - Sun: The Fiery One - Saturn: The Beautiful One - Pluto: The Mysterious One

Seven Wonders of the Cosmos

Author: Jayant Vishnu Narlikar

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521638982

Category: Science

Page: 324

View: 1843

This book conveys the thrill of observing strange and surprising features of the Universe, and the satisfaction gained by understanding them through modern science. Using simple analogies and a wealth of illustrations, Professor Narlikar skilfully steers us through a cosmic journey of discovery, starting from the Earth and Solar System and stepping out to the farthest reaches of the Universe. The seven wonders represent a range of mysterious phenomena, a class of spectacular events, or remarkable cosmic objects that have challenged human curiosity and explanation. They concern the giants and dwarfs of the stellar world, the catastrophic explosion of massive stars, pulsars - the ultimate timekeepers of the cosmos, the strange effects of gravity, illusions of space, and the majestic expansion of the Universe as a whole. With lucid prose and humorous anecdotes, the author weaves together a host of exciting recent discoveries in astronomy and shows us how these motivate astronomers to unravel the wonders of tomorrow.

A Space Traveler's Guide to the Solar System

Author: Mark Thompson

Publisher: Pegasus Books

ISBN: 1681772833

Category: Science

Page: 272

View: 5280

An eye-opening and provocative tour of our solar system, from one of Britain’s celebrated astronomists. Have you ever dreamed of being an astronaut, traveling through the universe on your very own space mission? What would it be like to tour the solar system, visiting the sun and the planets, taking in everything from moons to asteroid belts along the way? What would you see, and how would you feel? What would you eat? How would you navigate and produce fuel? How would you survive? On this epic voyage of discovery, astronomer Mark Thompson takes you on that journey. From how to prepare for take-off and the experience of leaving Earth’s atmosphere, to the reality of living in the confines of a spaceship and the strange sensation of weightlessness, this is an adventure like no other. Suit up, strap in, and enjoy the ride!

Universal

A Guide to the Cosmos

Author: Brian Cox,Jeff Forshaw

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 0306822717

Category: Science

Page: 320

View: 2826

An awe-inspiring, unforgettable journey of scientific exploration from Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw, the international bestselling authors of Why Does E=MC2? and The Quantum Universe, with 55 black-&-white and 45 full-color pages featuring photographs, diagrams, maps, tables, and graphs We dare to imagine a time before the Big Bang, when the entire universe was compressed into a space smaller than an atom. And now, as Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw show, we can do more than imagine: we can understand. Universal takes us on an epic journey of scientific exploration. It reveals how we can all come to grips with some of the most fundamental questions about our Earth, Sun, and solar system--and the star-filled galaxies beyond. How big is our solar system? How quickly is space expanding? How big is the universe? What is it made of? Some of these questions can be answered on the basis of observations you can make in your own backyard. Other answers draw on the astonishing information now being gathered by teams of astronomers operating at the frontiers of the known universe. At the heart of all this lies the scientific method. Science reveals a deeper beauty and connects us to each other, to our world, and to our universe. Science reaches out into the unknown. As Universal demonstrates, if we dare to imagine, we can do the same.

Vacation Guide to the Solar System

Science for the Savvy Space Traveler!

Author: Olivia Koski,Jana Grcevich

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101993413

Category: Science

Page: 240

View: 2274

Packed with real science and fueled by imagination, a beautifully illustrated guide to traveling in our solar system Imagine taking a hike along the windswept red plains of Mars to dig for signs of life, or touring one of Jupiter's sixty-four moons where you can photograph its swirling storms. For a shorter trip on a tight budget, the Moon is quite majestic and very quiet if you can make it during the off-season. Packed with full color illustrations and real-world science, Vacation Guide to the Solar System is the must-have planning guide for the curious space adventurer, covering all of the essentials for your next voyage, how to get there, and what to do when you arrive. Perfect for fans of Neil deGrasse Tyson's Astrophysics for People in a Hurry, this tongue-in-cheek reference guide is an imaginative exploration into the “What if” of space travel, sharing fascinating facts about space, the planets in our solar system, and even some moons!

Why Does E

(and why Should We Care?)

Author: Brian Cox,Jeffrey Robert Forshaw

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 0306817586

Category: Science

Page: 249

View: 7305

A deeply fascinating, engaging, and highly accessible explanation of Einstein's equation, using everyday life to explore the principles of physics.

Human Universe

Author: Professor Brian Cox,Andrew Cohen

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008129797

Category: Science

Page: 272

View: 7850

Top ten Sunday Times Bestseller ‘Engaging, ambitious and creative’ Guardian Where are we? Are we alone? Who are we? Why are we here? What is our future?