Barron's Pocket Factbook: Astronomy: Essential Facts about the Universe

Barron's Pocket Factbook: Astronomy: Essential Facts about the Universe

by Mike Flynn
     
 


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Is there life on Mars? Who were the first men in space? What was the weight of the Apollo spacecraft? Pocket Factbook: Astronomy gives you answers to these questions and many more. It describes the life and death of a typical star and gives you details about the challenges of space travel. You'll find the facts and figures you need toSee more details below

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(back cover)
Is there life on Mars? Who were the first men in space? What was the weight of the Apollo spacecraft? Pocket Factbook: Astronomy gives you answers to these questions and many more. It describes the life and death of a typical star and gives you details about the challenges of space travel. You'll find the facts and figures you need to help you with your research projects--or simply to keep yourself generally informed. Here is an overview of the universe--its stars, planets, asteroids, and galaxies--and an account of human ventures into space.

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KLIATT - Janet Julian
Seven lavishly illustrated chapters inform readers about theories of the origin of the universe, studying space, the solar system, stars and constellations, the composition of the universe, galaxies, and space exploration. Students will read about the Big Bang theory, how the universe may end, what stars and planets are made of, black holes, eclipses, the lifecycle of a star, nebulae, going supernova, antimatter, dark matter, the Milky Way, how rockets work, Projects Mercury, Vostok, and Gemini, the Apollo program, the space shuttle, and space probes. Students can discover how much they would weigh on Jupiter, whether Pluto is a "real" planet, and what happens when galaxies collide. Reviewer: Janet Julian

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764135002
Publisher:
Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/28/2006
Series:
Barron's Pocket Factbooks
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
4.70(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.40(d)

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