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By Mary Firestone

This sequence investigates strange careers in science-related fields and unearths out approximately ordinarily thought of ways that technological know-how will be positioned to take advantage of. With complete color phtographs and illustrations. a while 12-16 years.

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Laboratory experiments are currently 29 30 Astrobiologist Asteroids, Comets, Meteors, and Meteorites After the sun, moon, and planets of our solar system were formed, a lot of building pieces were still left over. These pieces are comets and asteroids. Although they usually hang out in the Asteroid Belt between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter, they sometimes head straight for the sun. Asteroids are mostly made of rock, and comets contain a lot of ice. They warm up on their way to the sun, which vaporizes their icy bodies and creates a long streaming tail of dust and gas.

Terrestrial: Of the Earth. Thermoacidophiles: Organisms that thrive in hot, acidic environments. Ultraviolet radiation: Energy emitted in the form of light from the ultraviolet segment of the electromagnetic spectrum. Virtual: Something that exists in effect, but not in reality. Wavelengths: The distance a light wave travels over time. 60 BIBLIOGRAPHY Corbella, Luciano. Is Anybody Out There? New York: DK Publishing, 1998. Jefferis, David. Alien Lifesearch: Quest for Extraterrestrial Organisms. New York: Crabtree Publishing, 1999.

Jefferis, David. Alien Lifesearch: Quest for Extraterrestrial Organisms. New York: Crabtree Publishing, 1999. Nardo, Don. Extraterrestrial Life. Farmington Hills, MI: Lucent Books, 2004. Sherman, Joseph. Deep Space Observation Satellites. New York: Rosen Publishing Group, 2003. Skurzynski, Gloria. Are We Alone? Scientists Search for Life in Space. : National Geographic Society, 2004. Vogt, Gregory. Our Universe: Exploring Space. Austin, TX: RaintreeSteck Vaughn, 2001. 61 FURTHER READING Books Nardo, Don.

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