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By Annika Thor

Two Jewish sisters go away Austria in the course of WWII/Holocaust and locate safe haven in Sweden.

It's the summer time of 1939. Jewish sisters from Vienna--12-year-old Stephie Steiner and 8-year-old Nellie--are despatched to Sweden to flee the Nazis. They count on to stick there six months, until eventually their mom and dad can flee to Amsterdam; then all 4 will visit the United States. yet because the international conflict intensifies, the women stay, each one together with her personal host relatives, on a rugged island off the western coast of Sweden.

Nellie fast settles in to her new atmosphere. She's pleased with her foster relations and shortly favors the Swedish language over her local German. now not so for Stephie, who reveals it challenging to conform; she feels stranded on the finish of the area, with a foster mom who's as chilly and unforgiving because the island itself. Her major fear, even though, is her parents--and even if she is going to ever see them again.

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They are tiny balls made from liquid plastic. Scientists use the spheres, each as big as a pinpoint, to measure the superfine holes in certain filters. When made on Earth, each ball is not exactly round. The ones made in space are all perfect. Will we ever get energy from space? Yes. Scientists plan to send a gigantic panel of solar cells into orbit. The cells would capture the sun’s light and change it into electricity. This energy would then be beamed down to Earth. The problem is weight. A solar power station would be very heavy.

A solar power station would be very heavy. The panels would weigh about 600 times as much as Skylab, the heaviest object ever launched into space. Space shuttles might need about 5,000 flights just to carry up all the parts! What raw materials can we get from space? Water and metals. Water is an extremely valuable and necessary resource that can be found on some nearby asteroids. And metals to build space colonies may be mined from asteroids or the moon. After all, it would be cheaper to get these materials from space than to haul them up from Earth.

And astronomy satellites study stars, galaxies, and other bodies in space. Which is the best-known satellite? An astronomy satellite called the Hubble Space Telescope. Launched in April 1990, the Hubble orbits the earth at an altitude of 380 miles (610 km). The telescope was sent into orbit above the earth’s atmosphere so scientists could see farther and have a clearer view out into space. What is the most famous repair job in space? Fixing the Hubble Space Telescope. It didn’t work perfectly at first.

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