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Addenda and corrigenda


page 29:
The scarp pictured at top right is Santa Maria Rupes.

page 35:
For Hubble’s photographs of Mars in 2003, when the planet made its closest approach to Earth for 60,000 years, see

page 54:
In the Fact Box, the figures for Volume should read
6833 x 1010 km3        (63.08 relative to Earth)

page 63:
The pictures of Comet Shoemaker–Levy and the mark it left on Jupiter were taken by the Hubble Space Telescope.

page 78:
For a more recent Hubble view of the centre of the Trifid Nebula, see

page 104:
The top picture was taken by the Hubble Space Telescope.

page 106:
For a Hubble view of the Sombrero galaxy, see

pages 122–3:
The Hubble Deep Field has been superseded by the Hubble Ultra Deep Field – see


Have you found any errors? If so, please send me an email.

Ian Ridpath

ian @ ianridpath.com