Astronomy by Kristen Lippincott

By Kristen Lippincott

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By Kristen Lippincott

The main relied on nonfiction sequence at the market,Eyewitness Books offer an in-depth, entire examine their topics with a different integration of phrases and photographs.

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The comet had been discovered in 1993 by astronomers Carolyn and Eugene Shoemaker and David Levy, who also predicted its path. It was the first time in history that astronomers had been able to predict a collision between two bodies in the solar system and then observe the event. Over 20 pieces of the comet hit Jupiter, some of them sending up 1,865-mile- (3,000-km-) high fireballs and plumes. 20) made the first systematic study of the four largest moons of Jupiter. Since they seemed to change their positions relative to the planet every night, he concluded, correctly, that these objects must be revolving around Jupiter.

Mercury’s craters were also formed by the impact of meteorites, and the lack of atmosphere has kept the landscape unchanged. Around the edges of the craters, a series of concentric ridges record how the surface was pushed outward by the force of the impact. Surface of mercury messenger to mercury In 2004, NASA launched the Messenger spacecraft to explore Mercury. After flying past Mercury three times, it will go into orbit around the planet in 2011. It is the first mission to Mercury since Mariner 10 in 1974–75.

To get a high-quality image, several shots are taken of different parts of the planet, and then a mosaic is produced, like this one of Mars. The Sun Almost every ancient culture recognized the Sun as the giver The coronagraph In 1930 the French astronomer Bernard Lyot (1897–1952) invented the coronagraph. It allows the Sun’s corona to be viewed without waiting for a total solar eclipse. of life and primary power behind events here on Earth. The Sun is the center of our solar system, our local star.

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