Planets, The [Reading]

Dava Sobel's survey of our solar system.


01Sun And Moon20050905

Dava Sobel's survey of our solar system.

A look at those heavenly bodies most familiar to us.

02Mercury And Jupiter20050906

How Mercury gained mythological status and how views of Jupiter's red spot have evolved.


How our recent knowledge of the planet has been greatly enhanced by the discovery of a meteorite.

04Venus And Saturn20050908

How Venus became known as the prettiest planet and why Saturn's rings are intriguing.

05 LASTUranus, Neptune, Pluto20050909

The two great ice giants of the solar system are barely touched by heat from the sun.