EXPLOSIONS! DEBRIS! COLLISIONS OF COSMIC PROPORTION! For the kid who loves to smash and crash, this is the perfect series from MIT Kids Press.
There’s a comet speeding in from the outer solar system, and it’s about to slam into an asteroid! Who will be left standing after this interplanetary smackdown?

The first in a series of full-colour, illustrated, non-fiction readers for ages seven to nine, Asteroid Versus Comet narrates the oncoming collision of two of space’s most epic bodies. Who will prevail? The pockmarked asteroid, a veteran fighter who’s already taken some punches? Or the comet, with a heart of ice and rock and a tail that stretches millions of miles? Read on to find out – and learn lots about space and astrophysics along the way.


Dr Marc Kuchner is an astrophysicist, author and science communicator. He has published more than 110 professional papers in the peer-reviewed literature on topics including white dwarfs, exoplanets, gamma ray bursts and supernovae, as well as articles for Astronomy Magazine, Physics Today, Physics World and Scientific American. He earned his PhD in 2001 from Caltech and performed postdoctoral research at Harvard and at Princeton before joining the research staff at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. In 2011, Island Press published Marc’s first book: Marketing for Scientists: How to Shine in Tough Times, which Neil deGrasse Tyson called “the first of its kind”. Marc is a NASA citizen science officer, in charge of fostering a portfolio of 22 citizen science projects that span astrophysics, planetary science, heliophysics and Earth science, and reach roughly 1.5 million volunteers.
Matt Schu is a picture book illustrator and artist from Oregon, USA. After studying art and design at the University of Oregon, he worked as a graphic designer before switching focus to book illustration and fine art. He also likes making zines, and runs a small press, Dark Hour Books. Due to growing up in the Pacific Northwest, he draws a lot of trees, houses and cloudy skies. When he’s not drawing, he spends his time reading, watching YouTube videos and shooting 35mm film.

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