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This book discusses how moons were created, what they're made of, how many there are in our solar system and what they do.


Did you know that stars last for billions of years? Some stars shrink and turn white when they are very old. Find out more in this book.

A day in the life of an astronaut, Mars, and the distant stars

"From the creators of A Day in the Life of a Poo, a Gnu, and You comes an encyclopedic glance at all things outer space and makes a hilarious and informative guide for curious young readers. Blast off for a day in the life of space and the people (and animals!) who have explored it. From hilarious comics to secret diaries and detailed diagrams, there are tons of things to discover and fantastic facts to learn.".

Is there anybody out there?

"Journalist Laura Krantz incorporates the scientific method and her journalistic skills to determine if aliens might exist"--Provided by publisher.

First look at a black hole

how a photograph solved a space mystery
"Historical photographs combined with . . . narration bring the story of the first photograph of a black hole to life. Kids will learn why it was so hard to take a photo of something so dark it does not reflect light, and so far away it could barely be reached. Primary source quotations bring the . . . accomplishment to life"--Provided by publisher.

The universe and its mysteries

"How did the universe form? What's the relationship between time and space? What scientific principles and natural forces rule our universe and how do we know about them? Answer these and many more questions in this . . . guide to our universe! In-depth text, . . . facts, and full-color photographs will guide readers through an exploration that mingles history, science, biographies, and more to examine the universe--and ponder the mysteries we're still learning about today"--Provided by publisher.

Oliver's great big universe

Determined to be an astrophysicist one day, Oliver explains everything he learns-like how the sun burps, how ghost particles fly through you, and the uncanny similarities between Mercury and cafeteria meatballs. Oliver finally feels like he's starting to figure things out . . . but can he stay out of the principal's office, or catch a break from his annoying sister?.

Reaching into the universe

advances in space exploration
Over the course of five decades evidence has been gathered by NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA), and other space programs around the globe. Using such evidence, astronomers and other scientists have learned a great deal about the Solar System, as well as what lies beyond it.

Saving the Starry Night

Light Pollution and Its Effects on Science, Culture and Nature
This book takes a close look at our relationship with the sky, the stars, light and darkness. In particular, it examines how light pollution has interfered with the culture of astronomy and our ability to appreciate this essential facet of our natural world. The sky has always held significance for humanity, in both cultural and scientific terms. And yet we persistently pollute it with (sometimes unnecessary) light in our obsessive desire to chase away the darkness. This effectively switches off the stars, hampering our ability to enjoy one of the most inspiring sights nature has to offer to humankind. In addition, too much light is hazardous to both our health and that of the fauna and flora of this planet. This book also features a comprehensive look at the current controversy regarding efforts to expand internet access through the launch into low Earth orbits of thousands of new satellites, which will pollute the night with moving lights while filling to saturation the capability of the circumterrestrial space. This conflict does not mean that the interests of astronomy and those of space technology have to be at odds, and potential compromises are explored between the satellite initiative and the desire to maintain a dark, radio silent sky.


how the 1919 solar eclipse proved Einstein's theory of general relativity
"British astronomer Arthur Stanley Eddington photographed the 1919 solar eclipse to prove Einstein's theory of general relativity by demonstrating that the sun's gravity could pull and bend light"--Provided by publisher.


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