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Ruth Sillers: Planets & Solar System

Track List

>Chapter 1: Introducing the Solar System
>If You Were In a Rocket Travelling For the Sun...
>Chapter 2: Learning About the Solar System
>About 400 Years Later, the Most Famous of All...
>Kepler Had Been Born In the German City of Weil In 1571.
>Next Great Astronomer Was William Herschel..., The
>Chapter 3: Into Space
>On April 12, 1961 Came Word of Another Breakthrough...
>On July 16, 1969 Three Astronauts Took Their Seats...
>Soviets Had Lost the Race To the Moon..., The
>ISS Has Now Broken Many Records, The
>Manned Missions Are Only One Way of Exploring Space
>Chapter 4: the Sun and Inner Planets
>Now We Leave the Sun and Ehading Away, the First Planet...
>Continuing On Your Way From Barren Venus...
>Next Stop On Your Journey is Earth's Moon...
>Accelerating Away From the Moon, Our Next Stop...
>Chapter 5: the Outer Planets and Beyond
>Jupiter and Its Moons Are Fascinating
>Moving On From Saturn and Its Amazing Moons and Rings...
>When the Solar System Formed Some 4.6 Billion Years Ago...

Album Remarks & Appraisals:

Living busily on Planet Earth, we rarely remember that we actually 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 kilometers in our galaxy, from our Sun to near and distant planets. Some, like Mercury, have a molten core surrounded with crust and spins 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.

Album Notes

Personnel: Sarah Butcher (programming).

Liner Note Author: Jen Green.

Author: Jen Green.

Editor: Sarah Butcher.

Reader: Ruth Sillers.



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