Book About Stars and Planets by Yefrem Levitan

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It's called 'horse' because next to it there's a star you can hardly see. " cried out Sveta. "Now I can see it too," said Alex. "Well, well, that means you have excellent eyesight," Father was delighted. "The Arabs called the dim star Alkor. In their language that 55 means 'horseman' or 'rider'. " A StarCompass The constellation Ursa Major (Great Bear) Today, Alex could not be comforted: he had lost his com pass. " asked Alex. "The Sun and the stars, they are the heavenly bodies," answered Father.

It's Sunday tomorrow," said Father. " Alex was overjoyed. "We'll go swimming! " They were lucky, it was an excellent day. The children went swimming and raced with each other. Planes flew above in the blue sky. The children watched with interest how a tiny plane would appear in the distance and then grow bigger before their very eyes and how a big plane became smaller and smaller as it flew off. " asked Alex. "No, they don't. They're the same in the plane as they are here on Earth," answered Father.

In the evening the children interrupted each other telling their Father how they had observed the Sun's movement. "Very well. " asked Father. "Because the Sun was not standing in one place," said Sveta quickly. "First it was over the birch tree, at lunch time it stood over the house, and in the evening it came down low," added Alex. 36 "Right, sky, that w, "It doe~ "Oh ye shadow dOt length, the er when th Sun goes d, can speak? "The lectu the guide. ' the Moscov their seats Father also "Why ( ested in th ther.

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