Destination: Space (Destination (HarperCollins Publishers Paperback))

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We know more about the universe than ever before thanks to the Hubble Space Telescope. Did you know that ...

  • Nothing can escape from a black hole, not even light.
  • Our Sun is about 4.6 billion years old, almost halfway through it's life cycle.
  • There are more stars in a single galaxy than people now living in the world and ever living throughout history.

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Seymour Simon received the Empire State Award for excellence in literature for young people and the Educational Paperback Association Jeremiah Ludington Award, honoring the author who has made the most significant contribution to the field of children's educational paperback literature. He is one of the premier writers of nonfiction books for young people.

Seymour Simon's most recent titles include Cats, Spiders, Hurricanes, and Eyes and Ears.

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Gr. 3-5. In the 12 years since it began orbiting Earth, the Hubble Space Telescope has provided us not only clearer pictures than ever before, but also images of space objects more distant in space and in time than previously observed. Using the handsome format familiar to fans of his Destination astronomy series, Simon presents a succession of pictures from the space telescope; on pages facing the images, paragraphs of text clearly explain what is shown. Among the images are views of Mars and Saturn, a star cluster 15,000 light-years away, a cluster of new stars in the Eagle Nebula, the collision of two galaxies, and a black hole. An attractive, informative addition to a fine series. Carolyn Phelan
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