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Due to its proximity to the sun, Mercury has always been a difficult planet to explore and study. However, with the advent of new technology and specialized spacecraft, the mysteries surrounding this planet are being uncovered. Packed with photographs and illustrations, this informative book discusses Mercury's orbit, temperature, surface formations, composition and theories of origin. In addition to fascinating introductory facts, this resource also goes into depth about the discoveries made by NASA's spacecraft Mariner 10 in the 1970s and NASA's plans for another spacecraft named Messenger in the 2000s. The authors include interesting sidebars, information about key findings from astronomers throughout history, charts, a glossary, a list of resources (books, CD-ROMs, videos, organizations, and on-line sites), source notes and an index. Part of the "Watts Library Space" series. 2001, Franklin Watts, $24.00 and $8.95. Ages 9 to 12. Reviewer:Debra Briatico

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780531139868
Publisher:
Scholastic Library Publishing
Publication date:
09/28/2001
Series:
Watts Library Series
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
7.86(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.18(d)
Age Range:
10 - 12 Years

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