Solar System

Solar System

Did you know that…?

Today’s sunlight is 30,000 years old

There is mountain range twice as high as Everest that was built… in an afternoon

The body that generates heat at the fastest rate in the Solar System is not the Sun

When Galileo pointed his telescope at Saturn, he declared it a planet… with ears!

The planet Uranus was originally not called Uranus. It was called George!

This is the book of the award-winning Solar System for iPad. Written by former CalTech astronomer, Marcus Chown, and with the very best of the 800 images of the interactive book, Solar System is an awe-inspiring introduction to our cosmic backyard.


  • Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal
  • Publication date: November 17, 2011
  • ISBN: 978-1579128852