Solar System Reference for Teens: A Fascinating Guide to Our Planets, Moons, Space Programs, and More (Paperback)
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Take a tour of our solar system with this guide for teens ages 12 to 16
From the moons of Jupiter to the surface of Mars, our solar system is home to a multitude of wild, weird worlds. Crack open this solar system book and embark on a journey through space as you meet key figures in history, explore careers in astronomy, uncover some of the solar system’s biggest mysteries, and more.
- Tons of images—Bring celestial objects into focus through more than 160 images, illustrations, and diagrams that provide a close-up look into our solar system and how it works.
- Fascinating facts—Did you know the Moon gets farther from Earth each year at about the same rate that your fingernails grow? Discover all sorts of awe-inspiring facts about our solar system’s planets, moons, and more.
- Exciting exploration—Learn about important historical achievements and technological developments—including missions to different parts of the solar system—and get tips for your own stargazing sessions.
Explore all the cool stuff in our solar system with this accessible reference guide for teens.
About the Author
BRUCE BETTS, PhD, is a planetary scientist and children’s book author who loves teaching people about planets, space, and the night sky in fun and entertaining ways. Follow him on Twitter @RandomSpaceFact and facebook.com/DrBruceBetts, or check out his website: randomspacefact.com.
“With space being the future of science education, older kids want to learn more about planets, missions, and technological advancements, which this book delivers. With its stunning images, fascinating facts, and actionable tips, this reference guide should be in the library of any middle and high school-aged student who wants to delve deeper into space and space exploration.” —Dr. Erica Colón, founder of Nitty Gritty Science
“Dr. Betts builds on the great space science foundation he created for young children with this delightful and much more comprehensive book. Entertaining text, beautiful illustrations, and sidebars providing fun facts and career guidance make this new work perfect for teens (and adults!) who want to take a deep dive into our solar neighborhood.” —Mat Kaplan, host of Planetary Radio
“Solar System Reference for Teens quickly catches one's attention with its pictures and illustrations. While being a great reference, this book is also wonderful as it also provides fun information about space, historical figures, and careers.” —Deborah Gewecke, high school science teacher