https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/the-secret-lives-of-planets-by-paul-murdin-review-outdoes-brian-cox-in-this-guide-to-the-planets-zrm0gpm28

A science-meets-travel guide round the planets of our solar system is a good idea. But I did wonder if Paul Murdin’s book could ever be as good as Brian Cox’s recent television series. A book can’t recreate collisions between asteroids and planets in gorgeous CGI. Nor can it conjure epic landscapes of frozen nitrogen or perform a stunt flight through Saturn’s rings. Maybe not, but you do get a flow rate of information that must be up to 10 times what you get via the screen. And it comes from an engaging and seriously well-qualified writer. Murdin is Senior Fellow Emeritus at Cambridge’s elite Institute of Astronomy. He was also the co-discoverer, in 1971, of the first black hole located in our galaxy. He memorably…