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Shooting Star, just a baby at one million years old, was born in the Milky Way. There, she had a very close family with many brothers and sisters. They always had tons of fun together. Everything was going terrific, until one day the galaxy exploded and Shooting Star was shot out into the UNIVERSE away from her family.
Asteroid was born about five million years ago. He also had lots of brothers and sisters, and they all would cruise the UNIVERSE together checking out all the planets and solar system. One day, they ran into a planet named Jupiter, and it caused them to be separated from each other. Asteroid was pushed one way and his family was pulled another way.
Comet was about ten million years old. He didn't have any brothers or sisters but had spent most of his life traveling through the solar system, dodging stars, planets, suns, and black holes. He knew he had to be very careful around the black holes because if he got too close, it could suck him right up. Every fifty years or so, Comet would ride by Earth.
Excerpted from Space Rocks by Jack E. Nelson Copyright © 2012 by Jack E. Nelson. Excerpted by permission of Trafford Publishing. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.
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