Mission to Pluto: The First Visit to an Ice Dwarf and the Kuiper Belt

Mission to Pluto: The First Visit to an Ice Dwarf and the Kuiper Belt


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In July of 2015, a robotic spacecraft reached Pluto after a nine-and-a-half-year journey. Explore with New Horizons in this new-to-paperback book about the first mission to Pluto, which revealed the ice dwarf and its five moons as they had never been seen before. Images from the mission show a reddish surface covered in mountains of frozen water, moving glaciers, hints of possible ice volcanoes, and an underground ocean. Pluto is geologically alive and changing!

This addition to the Scientists in the Field series goes where no person or spacecraft has ever gone before. Journey with the team of scientists as they build New Horizons, fly it across the solar system, and make new discoveries about a world three billion miles away.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780544416710
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 01/10/2017
Series: Scientists in the Field Series
Pages: 80
Sales rank: 1,154,993
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile: 940L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 - 12 Years

About the Author

Mary Kay Carson is the author of many books for kids about space, nature, and other science topics. She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio. Visit her website at www.marykaycarson.com.

Tom Uhlman is a freelance photographer who photographs lots of events, but enjoys shooting pictures of wildlife and the natural world most of all. Visit his website at www.tomuhlmanphoto.com.

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