|Raman Prinja. John Hersey, illus.|
|Pages/Publication Date:||36 / 2016|
Beginning here on our home planet, this tour of the universe for readers 9 to 12 frankly dwarfs other books on the subject, with its nine connected double-page spreads that open out to a single, 14-foot panorama, illustrated on both sides. Accompanied by infographics, short texts discuss the International Space Station and the planets of the solar system, then move on to faraway galaxies to the limits of the known universe. Also included here are accessible definitions of gravity, the greenhouse effect, planetary cores, and dark energy, plus a timeline of space exploration.