The Solar System - J. Arthur Wetenkamp

The Solar System

By J. Arthur Wetenkamp

  • Release Date: 2013-09-18
  • Genre: Astronomy

Description

Over 240 Hi-res Images

View the Solar System like you've never seen it before on your retina-display iPad and other supported devices. Images are made sharper and clearer than ever. And not just images; time-lapse video and interactive widgets await the reader as well. Most images are in the public domain and are freely available to download. All original sources are provided in the index at the end of the book.

Probes, Landers & Rovers

Explore the Solar System through the eyes of humanity's greatest accomplishments: robotic spacecraft! From the Voyager probes of the late 70s, to the currently active Dawn orbiter in the asteroid belt. See images from landers that descended to the surface of Venus and the Jovian moon Titan. Rovers are the culmination of human engineering; see the Martian landscape from the perspective of Spirit, Opportunity, and the most recent rover Curiosity.

Simple Scientific Truths

For those looking for more than just pretty pictures, a healthy dose of scientific rumination supplements the incredible visual experience found in this book. Find answers to what were once considered mysteries of the solar system. How are the gaps created in Saturn's rings? Is Pluto the the most distant body that orbits the Sun? Could water ice exist on the surface of Mercury? These questions and more are discussed and answered in this detailed book.

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