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Am I Made of Stardust?: Dr Maggie Answers the Big Questions for Young Scientists

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Things that are made at high temperatures in the atmosphere of stars are resistant to acid and therefore left behind. This excellent book presents Dr Maggie’s answers to some brilliant questions asked by children, from “Did a person drive a car on the moon? Captured by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope in 2011, this image of the North America Nebula shows a cluster of young stars (about one million years old). When you look at the stars through a telescope what you're seeing probably happened millions of years ago,' Ashley says. The other way to study the life cycle of stars is by finding samples of cosmic dust and observing them through an electron microscope.

The burning that takes place inside stars draws on a huge amount of fuel and creates an enormous amount of energy. Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock (MBE) is a space scientist, celebrated STEM educator and communicator, and presenter of the long-standing BBC’s The Sky at Night. Meanwhile, the burning inside a star creates energy which counteracts the squeeze of gravity which is why our sun is stable. Invisible to the human eye, a single speck of this very pure, original stardust (known as a pre-solar grains, because they are older than our Sun) is only a few microns in size - 100 times smaller than the width of a human hair.The feel is fun and informative, and it’s a great book for someone just getting started with space science. Suitable for upper primary school readers, this is a nicely illustrated book – Dr Maggie appears in the illustrations throughout the book with her robot assistant IQ – with a good level of text to the page, but not too much to put off more reluctant readers. We are always keen to hear from people and like-minded organisations who are interested in working with us.

Written in Dr Maggie's fun, accessible style, and featuring out-of-this-world illustrations throughout, it's guaranteed to bring the wonders of space and science to life for young readers. The Oxford Trust is a charity and our Science Oxford team could not deliver its education and engagement programmes without the fantastic support of a multitude of partners.She is passionate about encouraging young people to pursue their “big, crazy dreams” and to answer big questions. of our bodies) and lithium, which our body contains in very tiny trace amounts, originated from the Big Bang. From whether there are rainbows on other planets to what dinner tastes like on the International Space Station, this book is packed full of fabulous facts, mind-blowing insights and engaging explanations from the renowned space scientist. When those stars went supernova - exploded powerfully - and expelled the elements they had produced, they seeded the next generation of stars.

Dr Maggie talked about some big questions scientists are exploring answers to and shared amazing facts about the Universe. Intrepid wildlife reporter Andy Seed is back with another collection of interviews for which he has risked personal safety, and gotten seriously wet, while talking to the giants of the oceans.On the periodic table, each element is distinguished by its atomic number, which describes the number of protons in the nuclei of its atoms.

To reverse the damage we've done and protect the future, we need the knowledge that comes from scientific discovery. Organised into three sections: The Universe, Our Solar System and Humans in Space, readers can dip in and out to answer any specific questions they may have, or browse through as many questions and answers as they like at one time.X-rays are shown in blue, produced by superheated gases, resulting from supernova explosions and stellar winds. Mae’r llyfr rhagorol hwn yn cyflwyno atebion Dr Maggie i rai cwestiynau penigamp, o ‘Wnaeth rhywun yrru car ar y lleuad? With NASA recently announcing the first woman and the first African American astronauts assigned to a lunar mission, the Artemis-II, on the first crewed voyage around the moon in more than 50 years, the big dream of a trip to Space may be within closer reach of more young people. Stars that go supernova are responsible for creating many of the elements of the periodic table, including those that make up the human body. This process has been going on for something like 13 billion years and our solar system is thought to have formed only 4.

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