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15 Million Degrees

Author : Lucie Green
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15 Million Degrees

Author : Lucie Green
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110 times wider than Earth; 15 million degrees at its core; an atmosphere so huge that Earth is actually within it: come and meet the star of our solar system Light takes eight minutes to reach Earth from the surface of the Sun. But its journey within the Sun takes hundreds of thousands of years. What is going on in there? What are light and heat? How does the Sun produce them and how on earth did scientists discover this? In this astonishing and enlightening adventure, you'll travel millions of miles from inside the Sun to its surface and to Earth, where the light at the end of its journey is allowing you to read right now. You'll discover how the Sun works (including what it sounds like), the latest research in solar physics and how a solar storm could threaten everything we know. And you'll meet the groundbreaking scientists, including the author, who pieced this extraordinary story together.

101 Fun Facts About the Solar System A Set of Seven 15 Minute Books

Author : Jeannie Meekins
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You may think the Solar System consists of the sun and the eight planets that orbit around it. However, there are other things out there. There are comets, moons, asteroids, meteors, dust, ice, rock and much more. Plus there is a whole lot of man made junk. Do you know the answers to these questions about the Solar System? Where is The Main Asteroid Belt? Are all the dwarf planets out beyond Pluto? What is Ison? What formed the Kuiper Belt? Why do scientists say Pluto was “discovered by mistake”? Which planet had the potential to become a star? This book is a set of seven 14 Fun Facts books, plus additional facts. The books are: 14 Fun Facts About the Solar System 14 Fun Facts About the Sun 14 Fun Facts About Pluto 14 Fun Facts About Comets 14 Fun Facts About Dwarf Planets 14 Fun Facts About Asteroids 14 Fun Facts About the Kuiper Belt and the Oort Cloud Learn about our solar system with these books of fun facts. Ages 9 and up. Measurements in both American and Metric. Educational Versions include exercises designed to meet Common Core standards. LearningIsland.com believes in the value of children practicing reading for 15 minutes every day. Our 15-Minute Books give children lots of fun, exciting choices to read, from classic stories, to mysteries, to books of knowledge. Open the world of reading to a child by having them read for 15 minutes a day.

Astronomy Through the Ages

Author : Sir Robert Wilson
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From an historical perspective, this text presents an entirely non- mathematical introduction to astronomy from the first endeavours of the ancients to the current developments in research enabled by cutting edge technological advances. Free of mathematics and complex graphs, the book nevertheless explains deep concepts of space and time, of relativity and quantum mechanics, and of origin and nature of the universe. It conveys not only the intrinsic fascination of the subject, but also the human side and the scientific method as practised by Kepler, defined and elucidated by Galileo, and then demonstrated by Newton.

Cosmochemistry

Author : Harry McSween, Jr
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Thoroughly updated to include exciting discoveries from spacecraft missions and laboratory analyses, as well as new teaching resources.

The Handy Astronomy Answer Book

Author : Charles Liu
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From planetary movements and the exploration of our solar system to black holes and dark matter, this comprehensive reference simplifies all aspects of astronomy with an approachable question-and-answer format. With chapters broken into various astronomical studies—including the universe, galaxies, planets, and space exploration—this fully updated resource is an ideal companion for students, teachers, and amateur astronomers, answering more than 1,00 questions, such as Is the universe infinite? What would happen to you if you fell onto a black hole? What are the basic concepts of Einstein's special theory of relativity? and Who was the first person in space?

NASA Technical Translation

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The Sun

Author : Heather C. Hudak
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Climb Aboard! Explore how the sun was formed! Investigate spots, flares, and solar wind! Meet early astronomers working to understand the sun! Examine the sun, the moon, Earth, and gravity! Learn about solar observatories! See an infographicshowing the sun's layers! Did You Know? fact boxes and a Guidebook of facts about the sun complete your journey.Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards.Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Stardust from Meteorites

Author : Maria Lugaro
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The study of presolar meteoritic grains is a new inter-disciplinary field that brings together topics from nuclear physics to astronomy and chemistry. Traditionally, most of the information about the cosmos has been gathered by observing light through telescopes. However, with the recent discovery that some dust grains extracted from primitive meteorites were produced in stellar environments, we now have the opportunity to gather information about stars and our Galaxy from the laboratory analysis of tiny pieces of stardust. Stellar grains represent a unique and fascinating subject of study. Their analysis is a breakthrough in research on stellar nucleosynthesis and the origin of the elements. While a number of specialized reviews exist on the topic, this book is the first work that brings together in a unified and accessible manner the background knowledge necessary for the study of presolar grains together with up-to-date discoveries in the field. The book includes exercise questions and answers, an extensive glossary for easy reference, and more than 40 figures and tables OCo from schematic diagrams to electron microscope images and graphs of results from stellar grain measurements and theoretical stellar models."

Far Out Guide to the Sun

Author : Mary Kay Carson
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Everything in our solar system orbits the Sun. It is the center of our solar system, and affects everything in it. Robotic explorers have taught us a lot about the star at the center of our solar system. Learn about the amazing missions, the dedicated scientists who plan them, and more far-out facts about the Sun. All the facts you need, and lots more, are included in this up-to-date book.