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When is a planet not a planet? : the story of Pluto

Author: Elaine Scott
Publisher: New York : Clarion Books, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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On August 24, 2006, a group of astronomers made a big announcement: Pluto could no longer be considered a planet. This book explains how advancements in technology have changed our understanding of the universe--and exactly how and why the number of planets in our solar system went from nine to eight.
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Genre/Form: Children's nonfiction
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Elaine Scott
ISBN: 9780618898329 0618898328
OCLC Number: 76951118
Awards: A Junior Library Guild selection
Description: 43 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: The wanderers --
Some early astronomers --
Ideas that work--and those that don't --
Pluto's problems --
Finding planets --
What is a planet?
Responsibility: by Elaine Scott.
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On August 24, 2006, a group of astronomers made a big announcement: Pluto could no longer be considered a planet. This book explains how advancements in technology have changed our understanding of the universe--and exactly how and why the number of planets in our solar system went from nine to eight.

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