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Book 419 Astronomy 1989
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Jupiter: The Spotted Giant

Jupiter is the fourth brightest object in our sky, outshone only by the Sun, Earth’s Moon, and Venus. It’s also a world of marvels—with its gaseous “surface,” bands of color, thin ring, Great Red Spot (an enormous storm three times the diameter of Earth), and a family of moons, one of them larger than Mercury or Pluto. Isaac Asimov takes a close look at the many mysteries of this remarkable gas giant.

This book, although behind the times, is far more current than the earlier (but more exhaustive) Jupiter, the Largest Planet, which I would probably recommend over it for older readers. Still, it has lots of glorious pictures of Jupiter and its moons and a handy “Fact File” at the back for reference, so even adults will find it worth having.

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