Stardust from Space by Monica M. Grady


Stardust from Space by Monica M. Grady

Look up at the night sky, away from city lights, and watch as the stars appear. These pinpricks of light are giant balls of burning gas, millions and millions and millions of kilometres away. So far away that it takes the light thousands of years to reach us. This book, published in collaboration with the Natural History Museum, looks at stardust in space - the substance that made the planets, that built the Moon, the stars, the comets, the meteorites and the asteroids - and asks what this dust is and where its journey started.


Clearly written... offers children a taste of space science without an overload of facts. Booklist This beautiful book is a gentle introduction to the topic of astronomy. Bookfest Ireland - Recommended Reading Guide

About the Author

Monica Grady is a professor of planetary and space science at the Open University in the UK, and one of the world's leading meteorite experts. In addition to studying the finer details of these rocks from space that fall to Earth, she is also interested in the broader implications of her findings, and uses her research to learn more about the possibility of life elsewhere in the universe.

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 6


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Publication date

1st April 2007



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