By Melvin Berger, Gilda Berger

Photographs and tales approximately area exploration encompass young children, fueling their interest approximately what lies past Earth's surroundings. during this easy-to-understand booklet, young children will find out how a rocket works, how a satellite tv for pc remains in orbit, how an area station is equipped, what itıs prefer to be an astronaut, and lots more and plenty, even more.

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But the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory, called SOHO, is one of the most important probes in orbit around the sun. The spacecraft, which started its studies in April 1996, measures the atmosphere around the sun and changes in the sun’s surface to learn more about what is happening inside that star. 39 THE FUTURE IN SPACE Will kids ever travel to space? Maybe! Every year, space flight is becoming cheaper, safer, and more frequent. In time, a trip into space may be like an airplane flight in the early days of aviation.

He was inspired to be an artist by the beautiful paintings of Chesley Bonestell. Mr. Bonestell studied stars and planets through a telescope before he painted them. Mr.

Some of these crashes have caused tremendous damage. Scientists today hope to head off any object that seems to be headed toward Earth. One plan is to send up a powerful bomb and explode it near the object. The blast will be strong enough to knock the object out of orbit so it doesn’t collide with Earth. Will we ever get close to another star? Not for a long, long time. Today, it would take us nearly 200,000 years to get to Proxima Centauri, the next nearest star to our sun. Imagine that one day it will be possible to travel nearly as fast as light—186,000 miles (300,000 km) a second.

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