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New horizons : a robot explores Pluto and the Kuiper Belt

Author: James Bow
Publisher: New York, NY : PowerKids Press, 2017. ©2017
Series: Robots exploring space.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Space missions take years to plan. But they also take years to execute, so special robots are used to study deep space instead of astronauts. Pluto is so far away, the New Horizons probe took 10 years to get there. The main content describes the amazing technology used to build the probe as well as what tools it uses to study Pluto and the Kuiper Belt. Informative sidebars introduce the scientist who discovered  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Bow
ISBN: 9781508151272 150815127X
OCLC Number: 947148236
Description: 32 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: The Mission --
Groundwork --
Planet or Not? --
The Kuiper Belt --
Building New Horizons --
Scientific Equipment --
Countdown to Launch --
Encounter with Jupiter --
Waking Up to Pluto --
Software Glitch! --
Pluto Encounter --
Amazing Pluto --
The Mission Continues.
Series Title: Robots exploring space.
Other Titles: Robot explores Pluto and the Kuiper Belt
Responsibility: James Bow.

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Space missions take years to plan. But they also take years to execute, so special robots are used to study deep space instead of astronauts. Pluto is so far away, the New Horizons probe took 10 years to get there. The main content describes the amazing technology used to build the probe as well as what tools it uses to study Pluto and the Kuiper Belt. Informative sidebars introduce the scientist who discovered Pluto and other fascinating STEM information. Full-color photographs and diagrams show off the coolest parts of the robot and the photos and data its collected. -- Amazon.com.

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