Long before Galileo published his discoveries about Jupiter, lunar craters, and the Milky Way in 1610, people were fascinated with the planets and stars around them. Now fully updated, this self-contained reference provides a framework for understanding the origin and evolution of the solar system, historical discoveries, and details about planetary bodies and how they interact--and has jumped light years ahead in terms of new information and visual impact.

Encyclopedia of the Solar System 2006, Academic Press, Amsterdam, Netherlands

ISBN-13: 9780120885893

2nd edition