Thursday, March 08, 2007

Really Grand Tour

I spent some time tonight reading sections of The Grand Tour: A Traveler's Guide to the Solar System by William K. Hartmann and Ron Miller. Of course the paintings are amazing, but the text and the overall organization are also excellent. They cover all the planets and nearly all the moons plus various asteroids, from largest to smallest. Many of the paintings depict situations that have not yet been seen, like the reddish light of a full solar eclipse on the Moon. Highly recommended!

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