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Discovering Pluto : Exploration at the Edge of the Solar System

Author: Dale P Cruikshank; William Sheehan
Publisher: Tucson : The University of Arizona Press, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The story of Pluto and its largest moon, from discovery through the New Horizons flyby--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Cruikshank, Dale P.
Discovering Pluto.
Tucson : The University of Arizona Press, 2018
(DLC) 2017047625
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dale P Cruikshank; William Sheehan
ISBN: 9780816538317 081653831X
OCLC Number: 1020469952
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Intro; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; 1. Twenty-Seven Years and Three Billion Miles; 2. A New Planet; 3. Gaps; 4. â#x80;#x9C;With the Tip of a Penâ#x80;#x9D;; 5. Post-Discovery Controversies; 6. The Search for Planet X; 7. Clydeâ#x80;#x99;s Planet; 8. Planetary Astronomy; 9. Planetary Science, New Technology, and the Discovery of Ice; 10. Whence the Ices? Chemistry in the Solar System; 11. Icy Earth and Beyond; 12. Why Ice on Pluto Matters; 13. New Discoveries and a New Paradigm; 14. Ices Predict an Atmosphere; 15. Surprise! A Moon Is Found; 16. More Than Ice: Some Extraordinary Chemistry. 17. Genesis of a Flight to PlutoColor Gallery; 18. The Flight of New Horizons; 19. Pluto and Charon: Marvelous Worlds; 20. On to the Kuiper Belt; Appendix 1: The New Horizons Science Team; Appendix 2: The New Horizons Spacecraft; Notes; Index.
Responsibility: Dale P. Cruikshank and William Sheehan.

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The story of Pluto and its largest moon, from discovery through the New Horizons flyby--Provided by publisher.

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