That was a real physical book, in the days of real physical books, with what were to a 5-year-old amazing pictures. I haven't seen the book in many decades, and would no doubt now be appalled at the many errors that 1950's-era children's book writers would have made, based on the many erroneous guesses of astronomers of the time. But it captured my kid's imagination, and started a lifetime of fascination with both the science-fiction universe and the real one. A book can matter.
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