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Scholastic UK has today published its third children’s book from Dara Ó Briain, Is Anybody Out There? The book is illustrated by Luna Valentine, and can be bought here at Amazon.

Is Anybody Out There? is crammed with jaw-dropping weird and wonderful facts about space and life on other planets. It includes how Earth was created, whether aliens might exist in the solar system, the search for other planets like ours, how we could get there and… would we really meet aliens? An expert in his field, Dara explores difficult concepts with his trademark humour and style alongside fun and quirky illustrations by Luna Valentine.

It follows O’Briain’s Beyond the Sky: You and the Universe, published by Scholastic in 2017.

Dara, the host of Mock the Week and Stargazing Live, commented: ‘I’m very excited to be setting sail again across the skies with another book for young people about space. This time, we’ll be hunting distant planets, communicating with aliens, and finding out why humans are probably the only creatures in the galaxy to ever leave a bag of poo on another celestial body.’

Scoggins added: ‘A true space expert and effortlessly funny, Dara keeps amazing us with his inimitable writing for children and we are very proud to publish him.’

Before becoming a comedian Ó Briain studied mathematical physics at University College Dublin.