You live on Earth, so you already know a lot about it. But do you know about its place in out solar system? For instance, its not the largest planet. If Jupiter were a hallow ball, 1,000 Earths would fit inside it. And did you know our planet Earth takes 365 days to go around the sun, while the planet Pluto takes 248 years?
This simple text by Franklyn M. Branely introduces the nine planets in our solar system and is complemented by Kevin OMalleys full-color illustrations, which incorporate some of the newest space photographs available.
Introduces the solar system and its nine planets. Includes directions for making two models, one showing relative sizes of the planets and the other their relative distances from the sun.