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5) Life on Mars
"Exceptionally absorbing and thrilling. ... Masterful." —Nature
A "magnificent" (Scientific American), genre-defying narrative of the most ambitious science project ever conceived: NASA's deep space mission to Europa, the Jovian moon where might swim the first known alien life in our solar system
In the spirit of Tom Wolfe and John McPhee, The Mission is an exuberant master class of creative nonfiction...
Tracing the evolution of humankind's pursuit of astronomical knowledge, this resource looks deep into the furthest reaches of space. Children will follow along as the realization that the Earth is not at the center of the universe leads all the way up to recent telescopic proof of planets orbiting stars outside the solar system. In addition to its engaging history, this book contains 21 hands-on projects to further explore the subjects discussed....
The genre of science fiction has given us UFOs and dramatic alien creatures. But is life on other planets possible? Earthling readers are about to find out. While humans have not yet discovered extraterrestrial beings, space exploration has given us a lot of information about our solar system and how life exists in general. Out-of-this-world photography and interesting space facts make this book perfect for young space explorers.
For centuries, astronomers have placed a special interest on the other planets of the solar system. But with the advent of spacecraft and the tremendous missions undertaken by the Voyager and Cassini probes, astronomers have discovered that the natural satellites of the planets—the solar system's moons—are some of the most extraordinary places imaginable. There are moons with towering geysers, erupting volcanoes, and subterranean oceans of...
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