The Race to the Big Bang

The Race to the Big Bang

by Peter Solomon
The Race to the Big Bang

The Race to the Big Bang

by Peter Solomon


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In The Race to the Big Bang illustrated science adventure book, the sequel to The Stardust Mystery, the Cosmic Kids return from a wonderful trip to the moon only to discover their lives drastically altered by the Covid-19 pandemic. They find relief by inventing new pandemic pastimes. The best pastime of all is a new contest called The Race to the Big Bang with a grand prize of $1 million in cash and $1 million in college scholarships. The four Cosmic Kids and coach Grandpa form a new team, the Cosmic Explorers, with two new coaches and their friends and last year's contest winners Jackson and Johari. Neddy invites her friend Richie to join them too. They are going to compete in a new series of Virtual World adventures and believe their team's previous success in using the Virtual World to time travel will give them a huge advantage.

As they time travel to the Big Bang, they discover unusual things on Earth, in the solar system, and in the universe. They help prove the Big Bang theory by measuring the distance to a nearby galaxy and prove Albert Einstein's Twin Paradox with Lizzy's long solo round trip voyage to our closest star. After four years of travel, Lizzy returns to discover her younger sister Neddy is now her older sister. Neddy loves that.

The Cosmic Explorers turn a planet they have found seven billion years ago into their space station by adding the events that made Planet Earth habitable. They add water by redirecting comets to hit their planet, they create an oxygen atmosphere using cyanobacteria brought from Earth, and they plant vegetation for food from seeds also from Earth.

Their brilliant ideas have some unintended consequences that are both wonderful and awful. Finally, they end their adventure by creating videos to help other kids understand how the Covid-19 virus infects people and how a vaccine can keep everyone safe. With this new project, they learn how the cells in their bodies are factories that can fabricate substances based on pieces of genetic codes.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780578858128
Publisher: TheBeamer LLC
Publication date: 04/29/2021
Series: Stardust Mystery Project , #2
Pages: 196
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.53(d)
Age Range: 7 - 12 Years

About the Author

Peter Solomon, Ph.D., scientist and entrepreneur, is devoted to passing on his love for the many wonderful science stories to the younger generation. The birth of his twelfth grandchild was the inspiration for his first book and the STARDUST MYSTERY project which has created companion video games, science videos, and Expert Avatars that will answer questions about their lives and work. The theme of the Stardust Mystery story is: We are made of STARDUST that was once in the body of Albert Einstein and the last T-Rex. That is true. We each have more than 300 trillion carbon atoms that once belonged to and were exhaled by Einstein, and more than 5,000 trillion that were once in each T-Rex that roamed the Earth. And those atoms were created in the end-of-life explosions of stars. This new book set in the coronavirus pandemic continues that story. The same child characters make the best of their new life constraints and enter a new contest, The Race to the Big Bang. They, and hopefully the reader, will learn lots of new science. Peter lives in Connecticut with his wife Sally Moshein Solomon. Sally and Peter have had their vaccine shots and are now visiting with their grandchildren again.
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