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Mars rover : how a self-portrait captured the power of Curiosity / by Danielle Smith-Llera.

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Adams PL Sys. - Decatur Branch J 523.43 SMI (Text) 34207002198654 Juv Non-Fiction Available -
Danville-Center Twp PL - Danville J 523.43 Smi (Text) 32604030012093 DCTPLD J Non-Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780756556419 (library binding)
  • ISBN: 0756556414 (library binding)
  • ISBN: 9780756556457 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 0756556457 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: 64 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
  • Publisher: North Mankato, Minnesota : Compass Point Books, a Capstone imprint, [2018]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (page 63) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Chapter One: Seven terrifying minutes -- Chapter Two: Follow the water -- Chapter Three: Racing toward the prize -- Chapter Four: The hunt for signs of life -- Timeline.
Summary, etc.:
Weighing as much as a small car, a rover named Curiosity rolls quietly around Mars. Scientific instruments pack its body and cluster at the end of a mechanical arm. An arrangement of lenses and instruments tops its mast, like a face. To the many NASA workers involved in Curiosity s mission on Mars, the rover is not simply a robot, but an astronaut bravely exploring an alien place. Curiosity s instruments collect data and its cameras take images of the Mars landscape, including self-portraits, in vivid color and detail. As it roams and explores, Curiosity will help find the answers to such age-old questions as has there ever been life on Mars? Could there be one day?
Target Audience Note:
Ages 10-12.
Grades 4 to 6.
1060L Lexile
Subject: Roving vehicles (Astronautics) > Juvenile literature.
Mars (Planet) > Exploration > Juvenile literature.

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