By Nick Kanas
In fresh years, there was elevated curiosity in our sunlight process. This has been caused by means of the launching of big orbiting telescopes and house probes, the invention of latest planetary moons and heavenly our bodies that orbit the solar, and the demotion of Pluto as a planet. in a single iteration, our position within the heavens has been challenged, yet this isn't strange. all through historical past, there were a few such global perspectives. at the beginning, Earth used to be obvious because the heart of the universe and surrounded through orbiting planets and stars. Then the solar turned the guts of the cosmos. eventually, there has been no middle, only a sizeable array of galaxies with person stars, a few with their very own retinue of planets. This allowed our sunlight method to be differentiated from deep-sky gadgets, however it didn’t lose its secret as a growing number of impressive our bodies have been found inside its boundaries.
This publication tells the interesting tale of the way we now have conceptualized and mapped our sun procedure from antiquity to fashionable occasions. as well as the whole textual content, this tale is made extra brilliant by:
• 162 sun method and planetary maps, diagrams, and photographs (over a 3rd in color);
• direct costs and figures from antiquarian, modern, and house Age records and images that permit the reader to trace how people have seen the sun procedure from unique sources;
• 9 tables that evaluate a few of the international perspectives, relative planetary positions, and parts of the sun process with every one other.
Broad in scope and wealthy in imagery, this booklet will draw the reader into the tale of our sunlight process and the way it's been mapped because the starting of recorded time.