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Planets beyond : discovering the outer solar system

Author: Mark Littmann
Publisher: New York : Wiley, ©1990.
Series: Wiley science editions.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Updated and revView all editions and formats
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This book unlocks the mysteries surrounding the outer planets -- from the dramatic story of their discoveries to recent startling findings made by Voyager 2 during its historic 1989 encounter with Neptune.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Littmann, Mark, 1939-
Planets beyond.
New York : Wiley, ©1990
(OCoLC)625187966
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Littmann
ISBN: 047151053X 9780471510536 047151053X 9780471510536
OCLC Number: 20386434
Description: xiv, 319 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Contents: The Discovery of Uranus; The Fervor for New Planets; Trouble with Uranus; Neptune: The Planet Found on a Sheet of Paper; Percival Lowell and Planet X. The Discovery of Pluto; Toward Uranus; The Grand Tour of Voyager 2; Triumph at Uranus; Appointment with Neptune; Voyagers to the Stars; The Smallest Planet; Is There a Tenth Planet?; Voyager 2 at Neptune: Beyond Imagination; Cosmic Archives: What the Outer Solar System Can Tell Us; Endnotes; Appendices; Selected Bibliography; Glossary; Index.
Series Title: Wiley science editions.
Responsibility: Mark Littmann.

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An introduction to the discovery of the outer planets Uranus, Neptune and Pluto, based on up-to-date scientific facts. Written in a style which will allow novices to understand the material easily,  Read more...

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