By P. Moore, W. Tirion

ISBN-10: 0521585821

ISBN-13: 9780521585828

The Cambridge consultant to Stars and Planets is a operating guide and finished guide that includes charts of the celebrities in all 88 constellations in addition to a concise assessment of astronomy. The exquisitely-drafted constellation maps allow sky gazers to acknowledge stars with the bare eye and to spot the brighter nebula and galaxies. Maps are paired with lucid motives of a constellation's finest positive aspects. Astronomy specialists Patrick Moore and Wil Tirion offer a complete yet succinct pocket advisor that may be used at any time from anywhere in the world, charting astronomical phenomena via 2003.

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Its rotation period was the same as the planet's "year" (88 Earth days) case one half would be daylight and the other night. 5 f us. 6 Day 1 53 STARS AND PLANETS Venus the most brilliant of the planets, but through a telescope little can be seen apart from the phase; the surface is permanently hidden by layers of cloud. Before the space age very little was known about the surface conditions on Venus, but in 1962 Mariner 2 bypassed the planet and showed that the surface temperature is very high - thereby disproving Venus is detail an older theory that there were oceans on the planet.

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The dark areas were once thought to be old seabeds filled with vegetation but this attractive idea has now been disproved and as yet there is no firm evidence of any life on Mars. Some of the dark regions, such as Syrtis Major, are elevated plateaux. The Martian "day" is about half an hour The apparent drift of features across the Earth. longer than that of the disk is therefore obvious even over a short period of observation. Generally the atmosphere is transparent, except for occasional dust storms which may hide the surface features.

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