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Outer planets

Author: Glenn F Chaple
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : Greenwood Press/ABC-CLIO, ©2009.
Series: Greenwood guides to the universe.
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A comprehensive guide to the universe that focuses on the outer planets, which includes Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and beyond; discussing the evolving view of the solar system throughout history, characteristics of the planets, and the search for planets beyond the Milky Way.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Chaple, Glenn F.
Outer planets.
Santa Barbara, Calif. : Greenwood Press/ABC-CLIO, ©2009
(OCoLC)993659473
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Glenn F Chaple
ISBN: 9780313365706 0313365709 9780313365713 0313365717
OCLC Number: 318420870
Description: xvii, 199 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm.
Contents: From a cave in France to the jet propulsion laboratory : a historical look at the outer planets --
The nature of the beast : what is a Jovian planet? --
In the beginning : the birth of the Jovian planets --
Jupiter, king of the planets --
Jupiter's moons : a solar system in miniature --
Saturn, crown jewel of the solar system --
Saturn's moons : a death star, a deep freeze Earth, and more --
Uranus, a tipped-over world --
Neptune, the planet discovered on paper --
Exoplanets : Jovian planets beyond our solar system --
Voyager 2's grand tour --
The outer planets : a glance back and a look ahead.
Series Title: Greenwood guides to the universe.
Responsibility: Glenn F. Chaple.

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A comprehensive guide to the universe that focuses on the outer planets, which includes Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and beyond; discussing the evolving view of the solar system throughout history, characteristics of the planets, and the search for planets beyond the Milky Way.

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"A long-time avid amateur astronomer living in Massachusetts, Chaple profiles the Jovian planets, that is the gas giants and their many moons, but not the former planet Pluto. His topics include the Read more...

 
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