New Views of the Solar System

New Views of the Solar System

by Encyclopaedia Britannica
     
 

ISBN-10: 1593398905

ISBN-13: 9781593398903

Pub. Date: 02/28/2009

Publisher: Encyclopaedia Britannica

Is your library up to date on the Solar System? When the International Astronomical Union redefined the term "planet," Pluto was stripped of its designation as the solar system's ninth planet. New Views of the Solar System looks at scientists' changing perspectives on the solar system, with articles on Pluto, the eight chief planets, and dwarf planets. Brilliant

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Is your library up to date on the Solar System? When the International Astronomical Union redefined the term "planet," Pluto was stripped of its designation as the solar system's ninth planet. New Views of the Solar System looks at scientists' changing perspectives on the solar system, with articles on Pluto, the eight chief planets, and dwarf planets. Brilliant photos and drawings showcase the planets, asteriods, comets, and more, providing a stunning collection of vivid and detailed images of the solar sytem.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781593398903
Publisher:
Encyclopaedia Britannica
Publication date:
02/28/2009
Series:
Learn and Explore
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
10 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction vi

Solar System 1

Sun 10

Planet 16

Mercury 22

Venus 26

Earth 34

Mars 42

Jupiter 52

Saturn 60

Uranus 68

Neptune 72

Dwarf Planet 76

Pluto 77

Eris 80

Asteroid 81

Comet 82

Astronomy 84

Further Resources 104

Index 105

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