Uranus (Watts Library)

Uranus (Watts Library)

by Melissa Stewart


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Astronomer William Herschel first spotted Uranus, the seventh planet from the Sun, in the late 1700s. What appeared to him as a featureless blue-green disk turned out to be a fascinating planet with at least twenty moons, eleven rings, and an unusual tilt. This book looks at the characteristics and exploration of Uranus, from NASA's Voyager 2 fly-by in 1986 to recent scientific discoveries.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780531166161
Publisher: Scholastic Library Publishing
Publication date: 03/01/2003
Series: Watts Library: Space
Pages: 64
Product dimensions: 7.84(w) x 9.22(h) x 0.18(d)
Age Range: 10 - 12 Years

About the Author

Award-winning author Melissa Stewart has written more than 50 science books for kids (and edited more than 200)! Her background in biology and journalism makes her perfect for bringing science to kids.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1A New Planet5
Chapter 2A Gas Giant15
Chapter 3Tipped on Its Side21
Chapter 4The Moons of Uranus31
Chapter 5Rings Around Uranus43
To Find Out More55
A Note on Sources59

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