New and Noteworthy

University of Arizona Press, 2018, 500 pp., Hardcover. $75.00. With active geysers coating its surface with dazzlingly bright ice crystals, Saturn’s large moon Enceladus is one of the most enigmatic worlds in our solar system. Underlying this activity are numerous further discoveries by the Cassini spacecraft, tantalizing us with evidence that Enceladus harbors a […]
Elsevier, 2018, 558 pp., Paperback, $160.00. Primitive Meteorites and Asteroids: Physical, Chemical, and Spectroscopic Observations Paving the Way to Exploration covers the physical, chemical, and spectroscopic aspects of asteroids, providing important data and research on carbonaceous chondrites and primitive meteorites. This information is crucial to the success of missions to parent bodies, thus contributing to […]
Elsevier, 2018, 390 pp., Paperback, $100.00. From Habitability to Life on Mars explores the current state of knowledge and questions on the past habitability of Mars and the role that rapid environmental changes may have played in the ability of prebiotic chemistry to transition to life. It investigates the role that such changes may have […]
Cambridge University Press, 2018, 485 pp., Hardcover. $155.00. The Cassini Orbiter mission, launched in 1997, has provided state-of-the-art information into the origins and workings of Saturn. Drawing from new discoveries and scientific insight from the mission, this book provides a detailed overview of the planet as revealed by Cassini. Chapters by eminent planetary scientists […]
Cambridge University Press, 2018, 450 pp., Hardcover. $155.00. Chondrules are spherical silicate grains which formed from protoplanetary disk material, and as such provide an important record of the conditions of the Solar System in pre-planetary times. Chondrules are a major constituent in chondritic meteorites, however despite being recognized for over 200 years, their origins […]
University Press of Florida, 2018, 280 pp., Hardcover, $24.95. In this one-of-a-kind memoir, Jack Clemons — a former lead engineer in support of NASA — takes readers behind the scenes and into the inner workings of the Apollo and Space Shuttle programs during their most exciting years. Discover the people, the events, and the […]
Springer, 2018, 249 pp., Paperback, $29.99. In the last 25 years, planetary science experienced a revolution, as vast oceans of liquid water have been discovered within the heart of the icy moons of our solar system. These subsurface oceans lie hidden under thick layers of ice. We call them ocean worlds. Some of these […]
Springer, 2018, 449 pp., Hardcover. $159.99. In December 2014, Hayabusa2 started its journey to 162173 Ryugu, a C-type asteroid likely to be primordial, thereby making this a voyage in both space and time. Hayabusa2 will begin its observations upon arrival at Ryugu in 2018. It will survey the asteroid’s surface features, touch down on […]
Firefly Books, 2018, 96 pp., Paperback, $14.95. For many years, Firefly Books has published Guide to the Night Sky annuals that cover events to occur the upcoming year in North America’s night sky. This edition provides all of the guidance, information, and data an amateur astronomer needs to view the sky over the course of 2019 […]
$19.99. At the heart of the Apollo space program and a remarkable decade of achievement was the team who worked in Mission Control. They were born against a backdrop of economic turmoil and global conflict. Some came from a rural lifestyle little changed from the 19th century. Others grew up in a gritty, blue-collar […]
Scholastic, 2018, 40 pp., Hardcover. $17.99. The Sun never stops working to keep things on Earth running smoothly. (That’s why it’s been Employee of the Month for 4.5 billion years.) So, why does the Sun get to be center of attention? Because it’s our solar system’s very own star! This funny and factual picture […]
Miles Kelly Publishing, 2018, 32 pp., Hardcover, $13.25. The entertaining question and answer format make Curious Questions & Answers About The Solar System the perfect book for both eager learners and reluctant readers. Find out how hot the Sun really is, whether there are rainbows on the Moon, and why planets are round. Barbara Bakos’ lively illustrations complete this […]
Peachtree Publishers, 2018, 144 pp., Hardcover. $22.95. In 1961, President John F. Kennedy announced that the United States would try to land a man on the Moon by the end of the decade. During the two thousand, nine hundred and seventy-nine days that followed his speech, eighteen astronauts climbed into spaceships; three of them […]
Windmill Books, 2018, 32 pp., Paperback. $10.00. Some people might think of planets as all being pretty similar, but they actually come in vastly different sizes and are made up of many different elements. Readers of this fascinating book will learn about the different planets in our solar system. They’ll learn that some, like […]
$19.99. Moons is the latest fun and exciting trick-taking card game from game designer Robert Burke! Planets throughout our solar system feature well-known and not-so-well-known bodies orbiting them. Moons is perfect for those who not only want a fun game but may be interested in learning more about our universe in the process. Featuring […]
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