Exoplanets: A Visual Guide to the Worlds Outside Our Solar System (Hardcover)

Exoplanets: A Visual Guide to the Worlds Outside Our Solar System By Wendy Bjazevich, David Miles (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Wendy Bjazevich, David Miles (Illustrator)
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You know all about the planets near Earth, but what about the planets outside our solar system? How are they discovered? Could there be life? Find out in Exoplanets

A 2024 Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year

"The saturated colors of pop art marry with swirling watercolors and sharp geometric shapes in this picture book that's perfect for budding scientists."-Foreword Reviews

NASA has confirmed the existence of over 5,000 exoplanets (planets that lie outside of our solar system), and that number is growing Exoplanets, the first book of its kind for kids, is a visually packed guidebook to the exoplanets of our universe. You'll learn the four main types of exoplanets, techniques scientists use to discover them, the probability of finding life as we know it beyond Earth, plus detailed information about dozens of some of the most fascinating exoplanets discovered so far, from water worlds to planets that are literally evaporating It's a thrilling journey, and it all begins in Exoplanets

From NASA.gov:

The 5,000-plus planets found so far include small, rocky worlds like Earth, gas giants many times larger than Jupiter, and "hot Jupiters" in scorchingly close orbits around their stars. There are "super-Earths," which are possible rocky worlds bigger than our own, and "mini-Neptunes," smaller versions of our system's Neptune. Add to the mix planets orbiting two stars at once and planets stubbornly orbiting the collapsed remnants of dead stars.

"It's not just a number," said Jessie Christiansen, science lead for the archive and a research scientist with the NASA Exoplanet Science Institute at Caltech in Pasadena. "Each one of them is a new world, a brand-new planet. I get excited about every one because we don't know anything about them."

Product Details
ISBN: 9781638190981
ISBN-10: 1638190984
Publisher: Bushel & Peck Books
Publication Date: May 16th, 2023
Pages: 40
Language: English