A child's introduction to the planets in our solar system, written by a lecturer on astronomy. Dr Jacqueline Mitton describes each planet, drawing on scientific information. She also discusses the gods that the planets are named after, and examines the relationships between the contemporary facts and the ancient myths. Punctuated by Christina Balit's illustrations, this volume draws on the ancients' fascination with the universe to offer an exploration of the planets. Now updated with the latest facts and figures about the Solar System including dwarf planets.