With this revised edition of THE SOLAR SYSTEM, Michael Seeds' goal is to help students use astronomy to understand science -- and use science to understand what we are. Fascinating and engaging, this text illustrates the scientific method and guides students to answer these fundamental questions: What are we? How do we know? In discussing the interplay between evidence and hypothesis, Seeds provides not only facts but also a conceptual framework for understanding the logic of science. This edition addresses the newest developments and latest discoveries in the exciting study of astronomy, including new data on Jupiter's ring system; new evidence of dark energy, quasars, and galaxy collisions; and a look inside supernova explosions.