Solar System

Our Place in Space


English language

Published Sept. 17, 2018 by First Second.

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3 stars (1 review)

With Science Comics, you can explore the depths of the ocean, the farthest reaches of space, and everything in between! These gorgeously illustrated graphic novels offer wildly entertaining views of their subjects.

In this volume, get up close and personal with Earth's nearest neighbors—Venus with its acid rainstorms, Saturn and its rings of ice, and the heart of it all, the Sun. Humans have always been fascinated by outer space and we're learning more about our solar system every day. Did you know that our Solar System was born from a cloud of cosmic dust? That Jupiter's red spot is really a raging storm? Join Sara, Jill, and their space-faring pets on a quest to learn more about the wonders of our Solar System—and beyond!

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Nice comic about the Solar System

3 stars

An interesting comic about the Solar System, highlighting some interesting features of some planets and moons. In the comic, Sara is sick and is staying at home and finding it boring. Along comes Jill to cheer her up by creating a story about a spacecraft, crewed by their pets as astronauts, exploring the solar system from the Sun outwards.

The ship is powered by Sara's excitement level, so the crew sets out to point out fascinating features of the Sun, Mercury, and so on, slowly building up fuel and increasing Sara's excitement about the Solar System.

Those who already know the information about the Solar System may not find much new information here, but the way it is presented, as byte sized pieces of information, may help to introduce those new to astronomy with some wonders to be found in the solar system.