Voyager's Greatest Hits: The Epic Trek to Interstellar Space

Voyager's Greatest Hits: The Epic Trek to Interstellar Space

by Alexandra Siy


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2017 marks the 40th anniversary of the Voyager mission as the twin space probes that traveled to Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune, now journey beyond our solar system into interstellar space, where no probe has ventured before.

Learn the fascinating story of the scientists, how the Voyager probes work, where the probes have been and what they’ve seen, and what they carry on board—including the Golden Record, a recording of sounds and images about life on Earth.

Critically acclaimed science writer Alexandra Siy chronicles the ongoing saga of the Voyagers in a lively story full of nail-biting moments, inspiring scientists, and incredible NASA images.

An engaging and captivating STEM title that deserves a place in most libraries—School Library Journal STARRED REVIEW

A lively, informative, and inspiring story of space exploration—Kirkus Reviews

A timely introduction to the Voyager mission—Booklist

It's an engaging and readily accessible account of a remarkable—and ongoing—scientific success story—Publisher's Weekly

Chicago Public Library’s 2017 Best of the Best Books selection

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781580897280
Publisher: Charlesbridge
Publication date: 06/13/2017
Pages: 80
Sales rank: 328,638
Product dimensions: 7.80(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 10 - 13 Years

About the Author

Alexandra Siy is the author of several science books for children, including Spidermania: Friends on the Web (Holiday House), Cars on Mars: Roving the Red Planet, and Mosquito Bite, recipient of the Orbis Pictus Honor Award. She is also a regular contributor to The Nonfiction Minute.

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The year is 1990, and Voyager 1 is speeding through space at 39,000 miles per hour (17.43 kilometers per second). Its camera has been turned off for ten years in order to save power and memory for future exploration.

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