The Resource Seven wonders of asteroids, comets, and meteors, (electronic resource)

Seven wonders of asteroids, comets, and meteors, (electronic resource)

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Seven wonders of asteroids, comets, and meteors
Title
Seven wonders of asteroids, comets, and meteors
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eng
Summary
From earliest times, humans have wondered about the sky above them and have studied all visible objects. People began to identify differences between stars and planets, and as technology advanced with telescopes and space probes, they sought deeper understanding of the millions of bits of debris rocketing through the solar system. Scientists determined that most of these objects are left over from the creation of the planets and their moons. They classified these leftovers into categories such as asteroids, comets, and meteors. In this book, we'll explore seven wonders of asteroids, comets, and meteors. Ceres is a huge mountain-sized asteroid that orbits with other asteroids between Mars and Jupiter. Other marvels include Ganymede, the largest asteroid in the group called Earthgrazers or Near-Earth Objects, and Halley's comet, a ball of ice, that passes Earth every seventy-five or so years. We'll also explore the amazing impact that space debris can have on planets and moons. The Borealis Basin, a wondrous crater more than 5,000 miles across, formed when an asteroid collided with Mars in the ancient past. Then we will travel to the far-off Kuiper belt, where as many as 200 million icy bodies orbit, and wonder at the mystery of planetlike objects, such as Pluto and Charon. Finally, we'll can experience a space wonder firsthand by standing outside on a night in August to watch the spectacular Perseid meteor shower fill the sky
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Midwest
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1947-
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Miller, Ron
Dewey number
523.5
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
Series statement
Seven wonders
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  • Asteroids
  • Comets
  • Meteors
  • Electronic books
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Seven wonders of asteroids, comets, and meteors, (electronic resource)
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11772517
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multicolored
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MWT11772517
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unknown
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1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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MWT11772517
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remote
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11772517
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Seven wonders of asteroids, comets, and meteors, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11772517
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11772517
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11772517
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11772517
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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