“In September 2009, sky watchers noticed a beautiful, sparkling tail across the night sky.”
It turns out it was neither the northern lights or another unknown celestial event, rather it was astronaut pee.
This fantastically funny fact (say that five times fast) is courtesy of Awesome Space Tech, 40 Amazing Infographics for Kids by Jenn Dlugos and Charlie Hatton ($25.99, Raincoast Books, Prufrock Press Inc.). According to No. 34, The Weirdest Lost and Found, the space shuttle Discover dumped its wastewater into space.
“The urine froze into sparkling crystals, giving the sky-gazers on Earth a ‘wee’ (hee, hee) spectacle.”
There are lots of interesting facts about space in this book including The Weird and Wonderful Uses for GPS, Solid Gold Records (this is actually the second time I have heard about NASA including greetings from Earth to potential aliens) and the Coolest Road Trips Ever.
The infographs offer a brief look at everything from rocket fuel to space camps in our backyards, including Cinder Lake Crater Fields, which Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins used to train for the first manned mission to the moon.
Interesting information in this book all about the coolness of space.
A copy of this book was provided by Raincoast Books for an honest review.
The opinions are my own.