Exploring Dangers in Space
Asteroids, Space Junk, and MoreBook - 2012
Have objects from space ever hit Earth? Yes! Every day small meteoroids crash into the atmosphere. Some burn up, but some hit the ground. Space junk also falls to Earth. Comets and asteroids struck Earth long ago. In this book, you'll learn how scientists watch out for large collisions and what they might do if Earth is in danger. As part of the Searchlight Books™ collection, this series explores outer space and sheds light on the question What's Amazing about Space? Fantastic photos, kid-friendly explanations of science concepts, and useful diagrams will help you discover the answers!
Looks at different types of space objects, what happens when they collide with the Earth, and how scientists keep track of objects in space to determine which ones might hit the Earth.