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Incredible Stories from Space

Nancy Atkinson



Mathematics & Sciences;
Popular astronomy & space


192 pages

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In The Incredible Stories of Modern Space Exploration, Nancy takes readers beyond the surface of what some of the most sophisticated space rovers, orbiters and telescopes are discovering in the sky above. This detailed guide provides information on these missions and the science surrounding them, as well as inside interviews with the scientists and engineers who conceive mission concepts, build the spacecraft, study the data and care for the spacecraft. From the center of our universe, the Sun, readers will see how the Solar Dynamics Observatory gives us the best look ever at the star of our solar system by taking images every 0.75 seconds and how that helps scientists understand the mysteries of its turbulent surface and unseen interior. From there, readers can learn more about other missions that are hot in the news such as the Mars Rover, Kepler and the Search for Other Worlds, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and Unlocking Jupiter's Secrets through the Juno spacecraft.

By:   Nancy Atkinson
Imprint:   Pan
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 228mm,  Width: 152mm,  Spine: 10mm
Weight:   476g
ISBN:   9781624143175
ISBN 10:   1624143172
Pages:   192
Publication Date:   December 2016
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Nancy Atkinson is an editor and writer for Universe Today, a popular space and astronomy news website. She is also a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador. She lives in Minnesota.

From the wonders of our own solar system to the hunt for Earthlike worlds around other stars, to our Sun s nuclear furnace to the beauty of distant stars and galaxies, get ready for a journey you will never forget. Andrew Chaikin, author of <i>A Man on the Moon </i></p> Bravo, what a great read the chapter on New Horizons left me teary-eyed. Alan Stern, Principal Investigator, New Horizons Pluto-Kuiper Belt mission</p>

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