David Aguilar, creator of Cosmic Catastrophes and former Director of Science Information at the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, explores seven extraordinary celestial orbs, from our close neighbour Mars, home to the largest volcano in the solarsystem, to mysterious Planet Nine, an unseen giant lurking in the far outer regions of space. Aguilar has created rich, lavish illustrations of the solar system with unique perspectives that put you right on each of the seven wonders, changing readers into astronauts! His beautifully rendered, painterly images are based on the latest scientific findings about our solarsystem and are supported by lively, factual text.
Seven Wonders of the Solar System. Travel the near and far reaches of the solarsystem in this lively, beautifully illustrated Smithsonian nonfiction book.
David Aguilar is an astronomer, artist, author of several notable books on space for children, including Cosmic Catastrophes: Seven Ways to Destroy a Planet Like Earth. He is the former Director of Science Information for the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. As a member of the New Horizons Spacecraft Team, he handled the media coverage of the Pluto fly-by. He lives with his wife outside Aspen Colorado, where he's built his own observatory. Asteroid 1990 DA was named in his honor by the International Astronomical Union. Read more about the author at davidaguilar.org.