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To Pluto and Beyond

Elaine Scott



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17 September 2018
New Horizons was designed by NASA to study Pluto and the fringes of our solar system, farther away than any spacecraft has ever explored. Join science writer Elaine Scott as she tells the story of this mission.

For Stephen Hawking, New Horizons signifies that We explore because we are human and we want to know. This remarkable ship, no bigger than a piano, and using no more energy than a lightbulb, has already traveled three billion miles out to Pluto, and is continuing on to the Kuiper Belt, the farthest reaches of our solar system. The book will feature the beautiful, amazingly sharp photographs it is sending back from its journey, which are letting scientists fill in the blanks in our knowledge of Pluto--and delivering a few surprises along the way.

Elaine Scott tells the exciting story of everyone's favorite planet, from Pluto's discovery through the frustrating attempts to study such a distant object, the creation of the New Horizons project, scientists' hopes and expectations for the mission, and what is being discovered. Her clear, engaging prose does more than narrate the events. By showing how scientists operate, their hypotheses, hopes, and disappointments, and how they make use of them, she gives readers an inspiring portrait of the scientific method itself.
By:   Elaine Scott
Imprint:   Viking
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 262mm,  Width: 224mm,  Spine: 10mm
Weight:   452g
ISBN:   9781101997017
ISBN 10:   110199701X
Pages:   64
Publication Date:   17 September 2018
Recommended Age:   From 9 to 12 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  Children / Juvenile
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Elaine Scott is the author of many nonfiction books for children, including Space, Stars, and the Beginning of Time (2011), an ALA Notable Children's Book, and Poles Apart (2004), a CBC-NCSS Notable Social Studies Trade Book. She was just inducted into the Texas Institute of Letters. She lives in Houston, Texas.

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