Discover everything you've ever wanted to know about space in a stellar book for aspiring experts, featuring exclusive astronomical insights and info from National Geographic explorer and astrophysicist Munazza Alam! Ready to go on an out-of-this world adventure? Travel across the Milky Way and into new galaxies to explore every corner of space so YOU can become an absolute expert. Get up close to the sun and moon, asteroids and comets. Learn about the Oort Cloud, supernovas, black holes, and rockets and other spacecraft. Discover the incredible work of astronauts, astronomers, physicists, and other cool space scientists. On this journey across the universe, you'll make your way from our familiar home here on Earth to planets and solar systems that are many light-years away. Rub elbows with the stars on this cosmic adventure complete with special features, sidebars, wacky trivia, and more.
About the Author
JOAN GALAT is the award-winning author of more than 20 books. Her most recent titles include Solve This! Wild and Wacky Challenges for the Genius Engineer in You (National Geographic Kids, 2018) and Stories in the Clouds (Dot to Dot series from Whitecap Books, 2018), which combines the science of the night sky with the ancient myths that give constellations and planets their names. Her books for children explore light pollution, ecology, nature, volcanoes, wildlife, engineering, printmaking, cultural traditions, and history. Her titles include both fiction and nonfiction, often with a focus on one or more STEM or STEAM topics. MUNAZZA ALAM is an astrophysicist who studies low-mass stars and the atmospheric properties of unusual space objects known as brown dwarfs (objects form like stars, but cool and fade over time to look like gas giant planets such as Jupiter). She has collected data for her research by using world-class telescopes all over the globe, including Kitt Peak National Observatory in Tucson, Arizona; Mauna Kea Observatories in Hilo, Hawai'i; and Las Campanas Observatory in La Serena, Chile.