Faraway Worlds
Planets Beyond Our Solar System

By Paul Halpern, Illustrated by Lynette R. Cook

Cover of "Farawar Worlds"

Learn the secrets of planet-hunters as they search for planets beyond our solar system. Is there more to a star than meets the eye?

Take a trip to an alien world and encounter wobbling stars, frozen moons, and boiling oceans. Stunning illustrations and cutting-edge science make this book a first in the field.

Astronomy for children has never been more fun!

Praise for Faraway Worlds

  • Truly wonderful and unique. The explanations are accurate and suitable for children, and the pictures are…marvels.
    —Geoff Marcy, Discover magazine's Space Scientist of the Year for 2003

About the Author

Paul Halpern is a professor of physics at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. He is the author of more than a dozen highly acclaimed popular science books and is the distinguished recipient of multiple awards related to his work, in addition to having appeared on numerous television and radio programs, including Future Quest and The Simpsons 20th Anniversary Special. Learn more about him on his personal website.