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Is There Life in Outer Space?

Is There Life in Outer Space?

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The third book in the non-fiction series Marvelous But True about scientific wonder, focussing on Astrobiologist Carl Sagan and his search for extraterrestrial life. Dreaming, daring, thinking, and doing. For researchers ages 6 years and up.

The Seventies. Astrobiologist Carl Sagan is looking for ways to get in contact with extraterrestrial life through Nasa's Voyager program. When NASA sends satellites to the back of the solar system -- and even further -- Carl takes his chance: he launches all kinds of sounds and images from planet Earth into space. He collected and sent 115 pictures and 55 sounds in the forms of greetings to see if there would be a response from extraterrestrial life. The satellites are still in space, collecting valuable data, and NASA predicts they can still make contact with them through the year 2025. How did he do that? And where are they going to end up? Is there life in outer space?

Author: Jan Leyssens
Publisher: Clavis
Published: 03/09/2021
Pages: 32
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.85lbs
Size: 11.50h x 8.40w x 0.30d
ISBN: 9781605376295
Audience: Ages 9-12

Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 01/01/2021
Publishers Weekly 02/15/2021
School Library Journal 03/01/2021 pg. 113

About the Author
Jan Leyssens (°1987) is a designer, dreamer and the father of two children whom he constantly bothers with - according to himself - interesting facts (and fabrications) about the world, the universe, and the human being as one of the most fascinating animals on our planet. When in September 2017 TEDxAntwerp asked him on stage, he chose not to talk about his profession as a designer and entrepreneur. Instead, he talked about the stories he tells his kids, not about knowing stuff, but about the drive to discover and learn new things. The reactions on the talk were so positive, he decided to write down the stories. Stories inspired by the curious way kids look at the world, and the part before knowledge becomes knowledge.

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