Landscapes of the Solar System By Aina Bestard, Antonio Hales (Editor) Cover Image
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“In a stylized, fact-filled overview, Bestard profiles planets, major moons, and dwarf planets, among other entities that make up Earth’s solar system.” –Publishers Weekly

Breathtaking illustrations bring views of different worlds of our Solar System to life in this engaging and accessible book created in conjunction with ALMA, the largest astronomical project in the world.

We live in an amazing planetary system. From the yawning Valles Marineris on Mars and the subsurface ocean hiding beneath the ice crust of Jupiter’s moon Europa, to the eerily Earth-like terrain of Saturn’s moon Titan, the solar system brims with wonders. And let’s not forget the Sun, with its mysteriously hot corona and solar flares.

This book is a trip to the Solar System through marvelous illustrations accompanied by a comprehensive text that helps the reader understand the amazing variety of landscapes within our planetary system. The planetary images and data provided by scientific instruments have contributed to our understanding of how and why planets evolve.

About the Author


Antonio Hales is a Scientist at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO), and Manager of the Array Performance Group at the Atacama Large Millimeter/Submillimeter Array (ALMA). He works in astrophysics, and in the art-science interplay through music, sound, and literature. His research in astrophysics focuses on the question of the origins of planets.

Praise For…


In a stylized, fact-filled overview, Bestard profiles planets, major moons, and dwarf planets, among other entities that make up Earth’s solar system. Emphasizing the vastness of outer space, pages welcome readers to reflect on Earth’s placement in the cosmos and the universe’s beginnings. 
— —Publishers Weekly


Product Details
ISBN: 9781735311531
ISBN-10: 1735311537
Publisher: Tra Publishing
Publication Date: March 7th, 2023
Pages: 60
Language: English