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Distant worlds : milestones in planetary exploration

Author: Peter Bond
Publisher: New York : Copernicus Books in association with Praxis Pub., ©2007.
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Recounts the epic saga of how we as human beings have come to understand the Solar System. This book describes the achievements of the astronomers, space scientists, and engineers who have made the exploration of our Solar System possible.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Bond, Peter.
Distant worlds.
New York : Copernicus Books in association with Praxis Pub., ©2007
(DLC) 2006931779
(OCoLC)99943457
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Bond
ISBN: 9780387683676 0387683674
OCLC Number: 525030094
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (x, 325 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents: Discovering distant worlds --
Mercury : the iron planet --
Venus : the runaway greenhouse --
The moon : queen of the night --
Mars : the red planet --
Asteroids : vermin of the skies --
Jupiter : king of the planets --
Saturn : lightweight lord of the rings --
Uranus : the toppled giant --
Neptune : the last giant --
Pluto : king of the Kuiper Belt --
Comets : cosmic icebergs --
Appendices. Lunar and planetary missions ; Planetary data ; Satellite data ; Planetary rings ; The largest known Kuiper Belt objects ; Lunar and planetary firsts.
Responsibility: Peter Bond.
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