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Everything you know about space is wrong
Everything you know about space is wrong
Brown, Matt2018
From close encounters to life on Mars, this light-hearted guide to the galaxy will boldly go where no book has gone before, and change the way you view the universe forever.
London : Batsford, 2018
160 pages : ill. ; 20 cm.
Includes index.
Machine generated contents note: Space exploration -- Putting stuff up into space is a waste of money -- Rocket science is hard -- Sputnik was the first man-made object in space -- Laika the dog was the first animal in space -- Astronauts have escaped Earth's gravity -- Yuri Gagarin was the first human to orbit the Earth and land his craft safely -- Spaceships need heat shields or they'll burn up from friction on re-entry -- The space shuttle was the world's first reusable spacecraft -- The astronauts on the Space Shuttle Challenger were the first humans to die in space -- Astronauts need special pens to write in zero gravity -- Your body would explode in the vacuum of space -- The Earth in space -- The Earth's day lasts 24 hours -- Copernicus was first to claim that the Earth moves round the Sun -- The Great Wall of China is the only man-made object visible from the Moon -- It's a long way up into space -- Rockets are the only way to send objects into space --Contents note continued: You can reach space by balloon -- Fly me to the Moon -- The Moon is geologically inactive -- The Moon always looks the same, so it can't be turning -- Apollo 11 was the first spacecraft to land on the Moon -- The first words spoken on the Moon were `That's one small step for a man ...' -- Other lunar firsts -- All the Moon rocks on Earth came from the Apollo missions -- Overwhelming evidence shows that the Moon landings were faked -- Other Moon conspiracies -- No human has travelled further than the Moon -- Out into the Solar System -- Saturn is the only ringed planet -- Mercury is the hottest planet -- Earth is the only place in the Solar System with oceans -- You can tell a comet's direction from its tail -- The Solar System ends at Pluto -- The Sun is at the centre of the Solar System -- The Sun is a big ball of fire -- Light from the Sun takes eight minutes to reach Earth -- Everything in the Solar System gets its name from mythology --Contents note continued: Across the Universe -- The Pole Star is the brightest in the sky -- The constellations were all named by the ancients -- Astronomers spend their time looking through telescopes -- To study the stars you need expensive kit - astronomy is only for professionals -- Space is black -- Space is silent -- Space is as empty and cold as it gets -- We know what most of the Universe looks like -- Space oddities -- Mozart wrote `Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star' -- Other musical mishaps -- Mars contains a network of canals -- Humans first attempted to contact aliens in the 1960s -- Space blooper reel -- Are you pronouncing it wrong? -- Other myths and misnomers -- Let's start a new wave of false facts.
Dewey class:
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Brighton LibraryScience and Technology629.4 BROAvailable