Over the centuries, humankind has dwelled on the question of how the Solar System came into being around 4.5 billion years ago. In the 21st Century, our pursuit of knowledge is as insatiable as ever, and new technology advances our understanding all the time. The more we know about the planetary system we live in, the closer we are to answering the conundrum of whether Earth – and humankind – are unique. Starting with the star at the heart of it all, the newly revised Book of the Solar System will take you on a guided tour of the essentials. How many rings does Saturn have? Is Mars capable of supporting life? Why is Venus described as our ‘sister planet’? You will even get a closer look at our home planet and its only satellite. Discover what makes Earth’s environment habitable, explore the Moon’s surface and learn how the two entities interact. These questions and more are answered through essential guides accompanied by incredible imagery and illustrations, so you will soon feel at home with even our most hostile planetary neighbours!