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Macmillan Children's Book


Join the Scientists Searching Space for Extraterrestrial Life

Myth Busters

Author: Joalda Morancy; illustrated by Amy Grimes




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A beautiful nonfiction book showcasing the different ways scientists are trying to find alien life in the outer space.
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Do aliens exist? Are UFOs real? The race is on to discover alien life in this perfect gift for kids who love space.

This book will sort myth from fact to bring you the real science behind the search for alien lifeforms. Space expert Joalda Morancy will take readers on a tour of the solar system (and beyond) on board new NASA missions searching for the most likely alien hiding places—from icy moons of Jupiter to the clouds of Venus. Along the way kids will find out about:

• The robots sent to Mars to look for Martians
• What really goes on at Area 51
• Ways to spot an advanced alien civilization (hint—look for dim stars)

In this book beautifully illustrated by Amy Grimes, readers will explore a comet, race futuristic spaceships, and discuss what we would say to aliens when we finally meet them (after “hello!”).

They may seem as fanciful as wizards and monsters, but this book will show that scientists not only believe that aliens exist—but that it’s only a matter of time before we find them.

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"Vibrantly illustrated... explains concepts and theories such as the origin of life, alien abductions, the Drake equation, UFO sightings, and conspiracy theories like Area 51. Astrobiology enthusiasts will enjoy this informative book." --Booklist

"Both the text and the detailed illustrations offer a sense of the huge scale of the universe... A well-constructed, fact-filled look at the ongoing search for outer-space life." --Kirkus

"Packs a wealth of information about the complexities of space and the possibility of life beyond Earth... You’ll wow your friends and family with the otherworldly tidbits you discover." -- Time for Kids

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