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Every night people gaze at the sky and are amazed by the play of starlight that spreads across the cosmos. Stars fascinate people, as they are distant sources of light and legend. On a clear night it is possible to see over three thousand stars with the naked eye. The light we observe may have traveled dozens of light years in order to reach our eyes. Stars can also vary in size from approximately the scale of our earth to massive giants that dwarf our sun. Stars are enormous power plants that can generate temperatures over sixteen million degrees Fahrenheit. At that temperature hydrogen gas compresses into helium energy and unleashes the inordinate heat of a star. It is stars that Gregory Vogt discusses in this volume in the fourteen-book "The Galaxy" series. Vogt presents stars in a way that will captivate primary grade students. Also included are a number of stunning photographs taken from, among other sources, the Hubbell telescope. This book is a fine introduction to stars and one that younger readers will enjoy. 2002, Bridgestone Books, Romaneck
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761349860
  • Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 1/28/2010
  • Pages: 48
  • Age range: 7 - 9 Years
  • Lexile: 660L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.20 (d)

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