There is much more to space than just the planets and the stars. This book takes readers deep into space to discover fascinating facts about our solar system and beyond. They learn about everything from comets to lunar landings and explore ways to continue learning about these things on their own. Colorful photographs take readers to the International Space Station, the polar ice caps of Mars, and even the surface of the sun.
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