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Updated throughout for the most current and authoritative content and art available. New coverage includes searching for planets outside our solar system; the possibility of life on Mars and Jupiter's moon Europa; Galileo's data on Ganymede and Europa; and the latest studies on the possibility that comets brought water and complex molecules to Earth. Includes a CD-ROM containing electronic html version of text with hyperlinks, exclusive animations, videos, an interactive study guide, and the Microsoft Explorer web browser.
|Prologue: Charting the Heavens||p. 1|
|The Copernican Revolution: The Birth of Modern Science||p. 13|
|Light and Matter: The Inner Workings of the Cosmos||p. 43|
|Telescopes: The Tools of Astronomy||p. 73|
|The Solar System: Interplanetary Matter and the Birth of the Planets||p. 103|
|Earth and Its Moon: Our Cosmic Backyard||p. 137|
|The Terrestrial Planets: A Study in Contrasts||p. 169|