Dr Maggie's Grand Tour of the Solar System

Publisher: Buster Books

Space scientist Dr Maggie would love to explore the far reaches of our solar system. However, the journey would take thousands of years, not to mention the out-of-this-world cost. Instead, she invites readers to join her on a grand space tour using their imaginations. Dr Maggie begins by explaining what makes up a solar system and how the tour will work. She then embarks on the journey of a lifetime from Earth to the outer edge of the Oort Cloud, located around 15 trillion km away, via the sun, moon, planets, satellites and asteroid belts.

Each page is packed full of interesting information written in an accessible style and accompanied by fabulous illustrations, diagrams and photographs, which help bring the experience to life. At the end of the book is a ‘database’ of fascinating facts, such as how long it would take to travel to each planet, as well as details about scientists, engineers and astronauts, whose pioneering work has provided a greater understanding of what lies beyond planet Earth.

This fantastic, imaginative reference book would be a wonderful resource in the classroom and treasured by any young person with an interest in space.

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