To Pluto & Beyond: The Amazing Voyage of New Horizons

Elaine Scott
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This book takes young readers inside NASA’s mission to study Pluto and the outer fringes of our solar system. Enjoy every step of this historic space flight!
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On January 19, 2006, New Horizons took off and was heading for the farthest reaches of our solar system, to Pluto and beyond. It sent back the clearest and most complete picture of Pluto possible, providing new insights.

Don’t miss this exciting story of Pluto, about its discovery, the frustrating attempts to study such a distant object, the creation of the New Horizons project, scientists' hopes and expectations for the mission, and more. By showing how scientists operate, their hypotheses, hopes, and disappointments, and how they make use of them, this book gives readers an inspiring portrait of the scientific method itself.

Featuring beautiful, amazingly sharp photographs, To Pluto & Beyond makes a remarkable addition to any science curriculum and is a must-read for any kids who are fascinated by the tiny former planet.

Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers
Age Range: 8 – 12 years
Author: Elaine Scott
Size: 8.5 x 10
Pages: 64
Author Bio
Elaine Scott is the author of many nonfiction books for children, including Space, Stars, and the Beginning of Time (2011), an ALA Notable Children’s Book, and Poles Apart (2004), a CBC-NCSS Notable Social Studies Trade Book. She was just inducted into the Texas Institute of Letters. She lives in Houston, Texas.
Table of Contents


Chapter 1: About New Horizons
Chapter 2: About Pluto
Chapter 3: Where in the world is Pluto?
Chapter 4: To Pluto and beyond
Chapter 5: A star of the solar system
Chapter 6: Beyond the next horizon

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