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Discover what the solar system looks like up close in this definitive collection of space exploration images. Since the 1960s, NASA has been sending unmanned satellites to explore the planets, moons, and sun. These probes have amassed a stunning visual record of other worlds, revealing not one but scores of new frontiers, from rust-red Mars to Saturn with its ethereal rings. Michael Benson has pulled together the most spectacular of these images into a volume that focuses on the awesome appearance of these celestial bodies. He discusses what the photos actually reveal about the places in simple language children will understand. The book includes a glossary, a bibliography, and an index.
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and#8220;Dramatic, unframed color photos on thick glossy paperand#8230;the science details are just as exciting as the pictures. Starting with a long chapter on the early history of astronomy, Benson examines the Solar System from the perspectives of robot explorers launched in the last 60 years. He also gives in-depth descriptions of how the photos were taken by unmanned spacecraftand#8230;The informal text raises the big questions that will captivate young readers: Are we alone in the universe? Has Mars ever supported life? Does life exist there now? Or elsewhere? More than 20 space probes are in action right now, and engaged readers will want to reference the listed Web sites. The comprehensive glossary is also a handy resource.and#8221;and#8212;Booklist

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and#8220;A mesmerizing grand tour of solar-system high spots. Gathered with the premise that they are significant achievements in the history of not just science, but photography as well, these big, sharply detailed images were all taken by (specifically) space probes and were chosen for their visual impactand#8230;the photos range from a primitive 1967 composite shot of the Moon to haunting close-up views of mysterious Neptune and its moon Triton taken by Voyager 2 in 1989and#8230;our nearest neighbors in space have never looked better.and#8221;and#8212;Kirkus Reviews

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Readers can discover what the solar system looks like up close, in this collection about space exploration. Benson has pulled together the most spectacular of images taken by unmanned satellites and probes into a volume that focuses on the awesome appearance of solar system's celestial bodies. Full color.

Synopsis:

Discover what the solar system looks like up close in this definitive collection of space exploration images. Since the 1960s, NASA has been sending unmanned satellites to explore the planets, moons, and sun. These probes have amassed a stunning visual record of other worlds, revealing not one but scores of new frontiers, from rust-red Mars to Saturn with its ethereal rings. Michael Benson has pulled together the most spectacular of these images into a volume that focuses on the awesome appearance of these celestial bodies. He discusses what the photos actually reveal about the places in simple language children will understand. The book includes a glossary, a bibliography, and an index.

About the Author

Michael Benson is a journalist and maker of documentary films, including the award-winning Predictions of Fire (1995). His work has been published in the New York Times, the New Yorker, and Smithsonian, among other publications, and he has been a television (CNN) and radio (NPR) reporter. He is also the author of the Abrams bestseller Beyond: Visions of the Interplanetary Probes. He lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780810983229
Author:
Benson, Michael
Publisher:
Abrams Books for Young Readers
Subject:
Astronomy
Subject:
Solar system
Subject:
Astronomy - Solar System
Subject:
Science & Technology - Astronomy
Subject:
Science & Nature - Astronomy
Subject:
Childrens Science
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover w/Dust Jacket
Publication Date:
20090331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
128 pages with 98 photographs and illust
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
11 x 9 x 0.75 in 2.18 lb
Age Level:
08-14

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"Synopsis" by , Readers can discover what the solar system looks like up close, in this collection about space exploration. Benson has pulled together the most spectacular of images taken by unmanned satellites and probes into a volume that focuses on the awesome appearance of solar system's celestial bodies. Full color.
"Synopsis" by , Discover what the solar system looks like up close in this definitive collection of space exploration images. Since the 1960s, NASA has been sending unmanned satellites to explore the planets, moons, and sun. These probes have amassed a stunning visual record of other worlds, revealing not one but scores of new frontiers, from rust-red Mars to Saturn with its ethereal rings. Michael Benson has pulled together the most spectacular of these images into a volume that focuses on the awesome appearance of these celestial bodies. He discusses what the photos actually reveal about the places in simple language children will understand. The book includes a glossary, a bibliography, and an index.
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