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The 50 Most Extreme Places in Our Solar System
David Baker and Todd Ratcliff

Available now in English, German, Korean, and Japanese!
An explosive coronal mass ejection from the Sun. Credit: SOHO/ESA/NASA

An explosive coronal mass ejection from the Sun.
Credit: SOHO/ESA/NASA

Are you ready to dive into the extreme? The 50 Most Extreme Places in Our Solar System explores some truly wild places.  A massive volcano three times higher than Mt. Everest.   A hurricane that lasts for over 340 years.  A hot planet that shriveled up like an old apple.  Vivid electrical light shows more powerful than anything on Earth.  Harsh environments on other planets where alien life may flourish.

No other popular science book on the market today fuses the human fascination of extreme natural events with the captivating allure of outer space.   Written in an informal manner with dazzling images, The 50 Most Extreme Places in Our Solar System reports new scientific discoveries in a fresh, unique style.  Each chapter is 4 pages in length — about half text and half graphics — to provide a quick and engaging read.    Sometimes quirkyOnline casino ar inte ansvarig i kontrakt and sometimes serious, this book will enthrall a diverse range of readers, including high school and college students, amateur astronomers, weather nuts, and anyone amazed deposit by nature's remarkable power.



What extreme things happen on Earth? Credit: NASA/Robert Simmon/Reto Stöckli


What extreme things happen on Earth?
Credit: NASA/Robert Simmon/Reto Stöckli

Trust us, coming up with this list of only 50 wasn't easy — there are many more than 50 extreme things in our Solar System!   We organize extreme places into basic categories such as "Oceans & Water & Ice - Oh My!", "Rings and Things", and one of our favorites "The Wack Pack".   We try to convey more than just facts about a particular extreme place.  We examine why the example is so special and the underlying science behind the extremeness.  As often happens in science, there are sometimes just as many unresolved mysteries as answers.

 

You have a big role in determining the most extreme place in our Solar System.  Please vote for your top extreme places on our web site, www.ExtremeSolarSystem.com.  All that we ask is that you consider all 50 chapters before voting — you may find something new, exciting, and unexpected that jets way up on your list.

 

So strap on your own "Wack Pack" and prepare for a wild read.   You may never look at our Solar System in the same way again.

 

 

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The 50 Most Extreme Places in Our Solar System by David Baker and Todd Ratcliff

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Extreme Earth
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Tallest Mountain - Olympus Mons
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The Hardest Rain - Diamond Hail on Uranus and Neptune
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Deepest Ocean - Europa
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Stinkiest Place - The Rotten Egg of Io
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