What Do We Know About Stars and Galaxies?

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What is the Goldilocks zone? Is space exploration a good value? Are stars and planets always visible? The Earth, Space, and Beyond series answers these and many other thought-provoking questions. It describes past, current, and future science missions and shows how astronomers and engineers are advancing our knowledge of Earth, the solar system, and the wider Universe.

This book shows that what we can see in the sky is just a tiny part of the Universe. It explains what stars ...

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Overview

What is the Goldilocks zone? Is space exploration a good value? Are stars and planets always visible? The Earth, Space, and Beyond series answers these and many other thought-provoking questions. It describes past, current, and future science missions and shows how astronomers and engineers are advancing our knowledge of Earth, the solar system, and the wider Universe.

This book shows that what we can see in the sky is just a tiny part of the Universe. It explains what stars are, and how the billions of star clusters and galaxies are organized like an immense spider's web.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781410941800
  • Publisher: Raintree Publishers
  • Publication date: 7/1/2011
  • Series: Earth, Space, and Beyond Series
  • Pages: 48
  • Age range: 11 - 15 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

What Can We See in the Sky? 4

What Are Stars? 12

A Star Is Born 16

What Is a Galaxy? 22

Dark Matter and Black Holes 30

Galaxies Across the Universe 34

The Hierarchy of Stars and Galaxies 36

Beginning and Ending 40

Fact File 44

Find Out More 45

Glossary 46

Index 48

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