In August 2006, the International Astronomical Union ushered in a new era in space when it redefined the word "planet" and relegated Pluto to the status of a dwarf planet, along with Ceres and Eris. In 11 Planets, David Aguilar, an expert who works on the leading edge of this astounding shift, explains and explores our new galactic knowledge. Using spectacular exclusive computer artwork and simple engaging text, this colorful book profiles all 11 planets in our newly categorized solar system: terrestrial Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars; gas giants Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune; and dwarf planets Pluto, Ceres, and Eris.
This engaging volume also includes fun activities for young readers. Aguilar's text presents the latest discoveries in space to young imaginations in a compelling and scientifically accurate way, encouraging understanding of mankind's new view of our solar system. This is the volume that every library needs; and the book that every child should have access to as the ultimate reference for the new age in space.