Facts on File Stars and Planets Atlas

Facts on File Stars and Planets Atlas

by Ian Ridpath


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Featuring new and updated statistics throughout, Facts On Files Stars & Planets Atlas creates a world of discovery and fun for young readers. This richly illustrated resource investigates a range of space-related phenomena, including stars and constellations; star families and galaxies; comets, asteroids, meteors, and other space debris; supernovae, quasars, and neutron stars; and black holes.Special features include:� Stunning, color-enhanced images relayed from recent space probes� Photographs taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and Earthbound observatories� Information boxes, color charts, intriguing text, and brilliant illustrations� A full selection of carefully rendered star charts, including every significant star and star cluster both by name and magnitude� Fun quiz questions.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780816062942
Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date: 02/28/2005
Series: Facts on File Atlas Series
Edition description: New
Pages: 80
Sales rank: 798,890
Product dimensions: 11.50(w) x 9.64(h) x 0.53(d)
Age Range: 9 - 11 Years

Table of Contents

The Solar System4
The Sun6
Planet Earth10
The Moon16
Eclipses and tides20
Venus, the Hell planet24
Mars, the red planet28
Jupiter, the giant planet32
Saturn, the ringed planet36
Uranus, the tilted planet40
Neptune, the blue giant42
Pluto, at the edge of darkness44
Comets, ghostly wanderers46
Asteroids, the cosmic killers48
Meteors and meteorites49
Stars and constellations50
Star charts52
Finding your way by the stars60
Stars and star birth62
Star families66
Our Galaxy68
Galaxies and the Universe70
The origin of the Universe72
Telescopes and binoculars74
Seeing the invisible76

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