The Planets By Professor Brian Cox and Andrew Cohen

The Planets By Professor Brian Cox and Andrew Cohen

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Professor Brian Cox is back with another insightful and mind-blowing exploration of space. This time he shows us our solar system as we've never seen it before. Based on a BBC programme. 

  • By Professor Brian Cox and Andrew Cohen
  • Hardback: 288 pages
  • Published by William Collins (23 May 2019)
  • Size: 24.6 x 28.6 cm

We’re living through an extraordinary time of exploration. A fleet of space probes are continually beaming data back to Earth. Hidden in this stream of code are startling new discoveries about the worlds we share with the Sun. We will piece together these remarkable findings to tell the greatest science story of them all – the life and times of the Solar System.

What emerges is a dramatic tale of planetary siblings. Born from violence, they grow up together, in time becoming living, breathing worlds, only to fade away one by one as they age. Along the way we will meet all eight of the major planets, plus a supporting cast of moons, asteroids and comets, and a mysterious as yet unseen world way out beyond the Kuiper belt. 

Praise for Professor Brian Cox:

‘He bridges the gap between our childish sense of wonder and a rather more professional grasp of the scale of things’ Independent

 

 

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