Exploring the Solar System

Exploring the Solar System : A History with 22 Activities

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Winner of the 2009 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Children's Literature Award. How do we know that Mars is covered in rusty dust, that a day on Venus lasts longer than its year, and that Neptune has 13 moons? Human exploration! Exploring the Solar System relates the rich history of space exploration using telescopes, satellites, probes, landers, and human missions. This book has been updated to include the recent discovery of Eris, which, along with Pluto, has been newly classified as a dwarf planet by the International Astronomical Union. In addition to history, this book contains 22 hands-on projects to explore the planets and other celestial bodies from right here on earth. Exploring the Solar System also includes biographies of 20 space pioneers, details of specific missions, a time line, and a 20-page Field Guide to the Solar System with detailed scientific data on each of our celestial neighbors and the historic missions to visit them.

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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 279 x 215 x 12mm | 639g
  • Los Angeles, CA, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • Revised ed.
  • 120 colour photos, 40 b/w photos, 25 b/w illus & 40 diagrams
  • 1556527152
  • 9781556527159
  • 376,254

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Great to look at . . . The text is packed with detailed information. --Home Education Magazine
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About Mary Kay Carson

Mary Kay Carson is the author of more than 15 nonfiction books for children, including The Underground Railroad for Kids, Weather Projects for Young Scientists, and The Wright Brothers for Kids.
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