Mission Solar System takes the reader on a wondrous voyage through the Solar System revealing the spacecraft missions that have explored the planets, moons, comets and asteroids in the 21st century.
Beginning with an introduction to the Solar System, the latest missions and the discoveries they made are then revealed. Find out what the MESSENGER spacecraft discovered while exploring the rocky planet of Mercury, what the CASSINI mission revealed about Saturn's rings and storms and gaze in wonder at the amazing new views of Venus taken during the VENUS EXPRESS mission.
Revealing the essential details of each mission and the very latest solar system discoveries, this guide will wow any young space fan and ensure they are bang up-to-date.
Nancy Dickmann is an experienced author and publisher of non-fiction books for children, specialising in science. She has a particular interest in space and has commissioned or written more than a dozen books about the topic, and in doing so has had the privilege to interview astronomers, a spacecraft designer, a Mars rover driver and even a real live astronaut!