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GREEN, J.: Planets and the Solar System (The) (Unabridged)


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GREEN, J.: Planets and the Solar System (The) (Unabridged)

Living busily on Planet Earth, we rarely remember that we inhabit only a miniscule part of the universe. In The Planets and The Solar System, Jen Green paints the wider picture, and takes us on a journey across billions of kilometres in our galaxy, from our Sun to near and distant planets. Some, like Mercury, have a molten core surrounded with crust and spin quickly; Jupiter, on the other hand, is a big ball of gas. For 2,500 years, mathematicians and scientists, from Pythagoras to Hubble, have investigated our universe and found that the dimensions, the temperatures and the speeds (light years!) are unbelievably extreme. A fascinating introduction for younger listeners.

Disc 1

  The Planets and the Solar System (Unabridged)
1.   Chapter 1: Introducing the Solar System 00:07:02
2.   If you were in a rocket travelling from the Sun… 00:08:40
3.   Chapter 2: Learning about the Solar System 00:06:53
4.   About 400 years later, the most famous of all… 00:09:15
5.   Kepler had been born in the German city of Weil in 1571. 00:09:31
6.   The next great astonomer was William Herschel… 00:09:03
7.   Chapter 3: Into Space 00:07:01
8.   On April 12, 1961 came word of another breakthrough… 00:06:04
9.   On July 16, 1969 three astronauts took their seats… 00:09:31
10.   The Soviets had lost the race to the Moon… 00:06:26

Disc 2

  The Planets and the Solar System (Unabridged)
1.   The ISS has now broken many records. 00:07:30
2.   Manned missions are only one way of exploring space. 00:08:24
3.   Chapter 4: The Sun and Inner Planets 00:07:46
4.   Now we leave the Sun and heading away, the first planet… 00:07:42
5.   Continuing on your way from barren Venus… 00:08:49
6.   Next stop on your journey is Earth's moon… 00:05:49
7.   Accelerating away from the Moon, our next stop… 00:05:50
8.   Chapter 5: The Outer Planets and Beyond 00:06:49
9.   Jupiter and its moons are fascinating. 00:04:40
10.   Moving on from Saturn and its amazing moons and rings… 00:08:08
11.   When the solar system formed some 4.6 billion years ago… 00:08:00

Total Playing Time: 02:38:53

Green, Jen

Sillers, Ruth

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Junior Non-Fiction

Catalogue No: NA0156

Barcode: 9781843797852

Physical Release: 07/2014

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