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Exploring comets, asteroids, and other objects in space

Author: Nancy Dickmann
Publisher: New York : Rosen Publishing's Rosen Central, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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This visually stunning guide gives an up-close look at some of the more elusive objects in space. Definitions of better-known objects, such as comets, as well as lesser-known objects, such as centaurs and trojans, give a basic understanding of space objects and the history of how they were discovered. It also covers the scientists who theorized about their existence and the later scientists who actually discovered  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nancy Dickmann
ISBN: 9781499436372 1499436378 9781499436396 1499436394 9781499436402 1499436408
OCLC Number: 897825821
Description: 48 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm.
Contents: The hidden solar system --
Comets --
Asteroids --
Meteors --
What else is out there? --
Looking to the future.
Responsibility: Nancy Dickmann.

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This visually stunning guide gives an up-close look at some of the more elusive objects in space. Definitions of better-known objects, such as comets, as well as lesser-known objects, such as centaurs and trojans, give a basic understanding of space objects and the history of how they were discovered. It also covers the scientists who theorized about their existence and the later scientists who actually discovered them. Readers will also get a look at how these objects can impact our future life and the plans scientists have for how we might learn more about them. Detailed Table of Contents, For Further Information Section, Glossary, Index, Web Sites, Sidebars, Full-color photographs.

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