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Touring the solar system with a new book of NASA photos

Touring the solar system with a new book of NASA photos
From Engadget - November 13, 2017

The pictures were chosen not just to make your jaw drop, but chronicle some of NASA's more notable findings. So, alongside recent photos of Saturn and its moons like Titan and Enceladus, it includes the first ever photo of Earth taken from the moon's perspective, snapped by the Lunar Orbiter 1. On top of the eight planets, there are also shots of the Sun, Kuiper Belt objects, ex-planet Pluto and its moon, Charon.

Nye provides a brisk history of how the solar system was formed, starting with the sun itself and moving on to the inner rocky planets, the "Jovian" gas giants and finally the outer Kuiper Belt objects. He also gives readers some advise on how to peruse the book. "Are we alone out here in the cosmos, suspended on the arm of the Milky Way?" Nye asks. "To find your own answer to these universal questions, save the best for last and look at our Earth from space as astronauts do. It will change you."

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