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Mars Is
by Karyn Parsons

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    List Price: $19.99
    Format: Hardcover, 48 pages
    Classification: Nonfiction
    Target Age Group: Picture Book
    ISBN13: 9781682631881
    Imprint: Peachtree Publishers
    Publisher: Peachtree Publishers
    Parent Company: Peachtree Publishers
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    Book Description:

    Award-winning author and former mechanical engineer Suzanne Slade (Countdown, A Computer Called Katherine) explores the remarkable beauty of Mars in this timely photo-packed space extravaganza.

    For young readers eagerly following NASA’s Mars Exploration Program and awaiting continued discoveries on the Red Planet.

    For centuries, people have been intrigued by Mars, and over time, scientists have made exciting discoveries, such as the planet’s Earth-like weather and seasons. But curious earthlings want to know more. Does Mars have deserts? Volcanos? Or signs of life? Could people live there someday?

    Scientists decided to take a closer look. They built a powerful camera called the HiRise (High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment) and loaded it onto a rocket. The rocket blasted off on August 12, 2005, and seven months later, the camera began orbiting Mars. It sent back astounding, revealing photos showing the world what Mars really is.

    With elegant spare prose, award-winning nonfiction author and former rocket engineer Suzanne Slade leads readers through some of these stunning photos taken by the most advanced camera ever sent to another planet. A visual feast for space enthusiasts and STEAM fans that will expand readers’ assumptions and understanding of Mars.

    Teacher’s guide available!



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