Experience the cosmos as never before with UNIVERSE: The Solar System and Beyond Beginning with a fascinating overview and then organized by planet, this book takes us on a trip across time and space that includes a front-row seat to the explosive birth of the solar system, a journey to (and then deep inside) each of its eight planets, and even an in-depth exploration of asteroids and comets. With this newly revised edition, the authors' goals are to help you use astronomy to understand science--and use science to understand what we are. Fascinating, engaging, and visually vibrant, this text will help you answer two fundamental questions: What are we? And how do we know? Three ever widening domains are presented—Earth, our solar system, and the large scale universe itself--each including the ones before it and extending outward.