The Planets : Photographs from the Archives of Nasa

Author(s): Nirmala; Nasa (COR) Nataraj

Science & Natural History

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.


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Nirmala Nataraj is a New York based writer and editor with a background in science writing-particularly cosmology, ecology, and molecular biology-and a focus on the visual and performing arts. She is the author of Earth + Space. Bill Nye the Science Guy is a science educator, television host, actor, writer, scientist, and former mechanical engineer. He is the CEO of the Planetary Society, an organisation that sponsors and supports space technologies and advocates for space learning and space exploration. Nye is the host of Bill Nye Saves the World, a talk show that will premiere on Netflix in Spring 2017. NASA (the National Aeronautics and Space Administration), established in 1958, is the U.S. government's agency of scientific research, technological development, and exploration in space. NASA is responsible for unique scientific and technological achievements in human space flight, aeronautics, and space science that have had widespread impacts on the world.

General Fields

  • : 9781452159362
  • : Chronicle Books
  • : Chronicle Books
  • : November 2017
  • : 229mm X 232mm
  • : United States
  • : February 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 256
  • : Hardcover