What Is a Planet?, 1st Edition

  • Jeff Mapua
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  • ISBN-10: 1622754573
  • ISBN-13: 9781622754571
  • DDC: 523.2
  • Grade Level Range: 3rd Grade - 6th Grade
  • 32 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released October 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015

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The wide range of planets in our small solar system alone is remarkable--giant planets; dwarf planets; rocky, watery, and gaseous planets; frigid planets and blazing-hot planets; and planets surrounded by rings or multiple moons. Then travel beyond our solar system and begin exploring the so-called exoplanets, and the variety is even more dazzling. Even readers who think they know everything about planets will find much to intrigue, excite, and thrill them here, including fascinating facts, the latest findings, and eye-popping, full-color, high-definition photos and explanatory graphics. A must-have foundational resource for every burgeoning space scientist.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: What is a Planet?.
2: Types of Planets.
3: Formation of Planets.
4: Evolution of Planets.
5: Orbits of Planets.
6: Rotations of Planets.
7: Days, Years, and Seasons.
8: The Inner Planets.
9: The Outer Planets.
10: Other Planets.
11: A Sky Full of Planets.
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