About the Book

Exoplanets are globes that orbit a star outside our solar system. There are thousands scattered throughout the Milky Way galaxy, and scientists are on a constant quest to find one just like Earth-with the possibility of life on it. For over fifty years, scientists have been working on detecting alien life and understanding what it would mean to find life outside Earth. After reading this book, you will not see the starry sky the same way without wondering what is beyond our solar system.

With clear, simple text and stunning full-color photographs, award-winning science writer Seymour Simon explores the Milky Way galaxy and brings to light the many interesting exoplanets scattered throughout our universe.

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062470577
  • ISBN 10: 0062470574
  • Imprint: HarperCollins - US
  • On Sale: 20/06/2018
  • Pages: 40
  • List Price: 12.99 AUD
  • Age: From 6 years
  • BISAC1: Children's, Teenage & educational / Science & technology: general interest (Children's - Teenage)


Seymour Simon has been called “the dean of the [children's science book] field” by the New York Times. He has written more than 300 books for young readers and has received the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Lifetime Achievement Award for his lasting contribution to children's science literature, the Science Books & Films Key Award for Excellence in Science Books, the Empire State Award for excellence in literature for young people, and the Educational Paperback Association Jeremiah Ludington Award. He and his wife, Liz, live in Upstate New York. You can visit him online at www.seymoursimon.com.

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