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Explore the Solar System through the latest space imagery and take a grand tour around our neighbours in space. From Mercury to Neptune and beyond, get an eyewitness view of the rocky planets, gas giants, dwarf planets, asteroids, comets and other bodies that make up our Solar System. Discover the secrets of space, examine the latest space exploration equipment, and learn about the scientists behind discoveries ancient and new.

ISBN: 9780241617199 Category:


Packed with stunning photography, Eyewitness Planets explores Earth’s neighbourhood, space and the Solar System.

Become an eyewitness to the fascinating world of outer space, in this picture-led reference guide that will take you on a visual tour of Earth and its neighbourhood with this spectacular planetary guide. Children will be mesmerised by this eyewitness view from Mercury to Neptune, of the rocky planets, gas giants, dwarf planets, asteroids, comets, and other bodies that make up our Solar System.

This unique, beautifully illustrated guide reveals the secrets of space, examining the latest space exploration equipment, and the scientists behind discoveries both ancient and new. Using striking full-colour photographs and illustrations, discover where comets come from, learn why Pluto is now classified as a dwarf planet, and much more.

Throughout the pages of this newly-revised book on planets, you can expect to find:

– A fresh new look, new photographs, updated information, and a new “eyewitness” feature.
– Amazing facts, updated diagrams, statistics, and timelines.
– Brand new eyewitness accounts from experts in the field.

Eyewitness Planets introduces the ultimate guide to our Earth’s neighbours, exploring the bodies that make up our Solar System. Children can learn about the Asteroid Belt that runs between Mars and Jupiter filled with small pieces of rock that were left over from when the planets were forming, the icy rings of Saturn and the many moons of Jupiter. This all-emcompassing Solar System guide is a must-have for curious children aged 9+ with a thirst for learning, as well as teachers, parents and librarians.

So, what’s new?

Part of DK’s best-selling Eyewitness series, this popular title has been reinvigorated for the next generation of information-seekers and stay-at-home explorers, with a fresh new look, up to 20 percent new images, including photography and updated diagrams, updated information, and a new “eyewitness” feature with fascinating first-hand accounts from experts in the field.

Explore the series!

Globally, the Eyewitness series has sold more than 50 million copies over 30 years. Journey down the River Amazon and explore the rainforest with Eyewitness Amazon, learn how to combat climate change with Eyewitness Climate Change, or take a trip aboard the most famous ship in history with Eyewitness Titanic.

Additional information

Weight 0.635 kg
Dimensions 28.7 × 22.2 × 1.2 cm










Revised edition


523.4 (edition:23)


General – Trade / Code: K

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