An Earthling's Guide to Mars: Travel to Mars with Pathfinder

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9780070696358: An Earthling's Guide to Mars: Travel to Mars with Pathfinder

If you're going on a virtual voyage to Mars, don't leave home without this one-of-a-kind illustrated guide, packed with far-out facts, panoramic photographs, and other-worldly science activities. Kids will:
-- Take an orbital tour of polar caps, canyons, and cratered terrain
-- Enjoy a simulated volcano-climbing expedition
-- Follow the course of the Pathfinder and Global Surveyor robotic missions.

Includes beautiful four-color art and photography throughout, as well as astronaut flip-book images, courtesy of NASA.

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Spacesuit up for a Thrilling Virtual Trip to the Red Planet!

The most far-out voyage to Mars you'll ever take, AN EARTHLING'S GUIDE TO MARS rockets you to the Red Planet for a mind-boggling tour highlighted by amazing actual color images beamed back from Viking and Pathfinder missions and fascinating recent scientific discoveries about our sister world. Astronaut-trainer Carolyn Sumners and space artist Pat Rawlings act as your tour guides through Martian landscapes, where youll probe for signs of life among Mars rocks...climb the highest volcano in the solar system...play wild winter sports in the polar regions...uncover Martian history in a 4000-mile-long canyon...explore vast, dry stream beds and puzzle out where the water went...and play games on the moon Phobos, whose low gravity lets you circle it in 7 big hops. Packed with fun facts, mini-movie flipbooks, and eye-opening science-future scenes, AN EARTHLING'S GUIDE TO MARS gives you an exciting preview of a trip you may actually take someday.

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