The Solar System: The Nature of Planets, Dwarf Planets, and Space Objects, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1615305661
  • ISBN-13: 9781615305667
  • DDC: 523.2
  • Grade Level Range: 6th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 96 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released April 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012

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Peering through a telescope, you are likely to encounter a host of celestial bodies—anything from another planet to a comet—speckling the night sky. Careful observation has shown that while each object follows a unique orbit or trajectory, these entities also share numerous qualities and together provide critical information about space and the universe as a whole. This engaging volume surveys the characteristics of the diverse objects that make up the solar system as well as their distinguishing features.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: What is a Planet?.
2: Motions of the Planets.
3: Dwarf Planets.
4: Asteroids.
5: Comets.
6: Meteors and Meteorites.
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