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By Janet Taylor Lisle

Will Hillary discover the key of the elf village in Sara-Kate's backyard?

No fourth grader trusts Sara-Kate Connolly. Her boots are soiled, her outfits are bizarre, and she's so maladjusted that the varsity needed to carry her again a grade. yet Hillary is her next-door neighbor, and can't say no whilst the bizarre loner invitations her over to play. In Sara-Kate's overgrown yard, Hillary will locate facts of an international of magic--the variety that could purely blossom among precise buddies. one of the rusted automobile elements and wild crops, a miniature village has sprung up. It has tiny homes made up of string, sticks, and maple leaves; a good with a bottlecap for a bucket; or even a bit playground with a Popsicle-stick Ferris wheel. yet there's completely no signal of who outfitted this miniature international. To Sara-Kate, the answer's clear--only elves might be chargeable for anything so enchanted. As she and Hillary look forward to their elusive new acquaintances, they examine that fellowship, like magic, springs up the place you least count on it.

This publication incorporates a own historical past by means of Janet Taylor Lisle together with infrequent photographs and never-before-seen records from the author's personal assortment.

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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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