Guide to the Universe: Outer Planets

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ABC-CLIO, 10 de set de 2009 - 199 páginas
A comprehensive guide to the universe that focuses on the outer planets, which includes Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and beyond; discussing the evolving view of the solar system throughout history, characteristics of the planets, and the search for planets beyond the Milky Way.
 

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A Historical Look at the Outer Planets
1
What Is a Jovian Planet?
17
The Birth of the Jovian Planets
25
4 Jupiter King of the Planets
31
A Solar System in Miniature
49
6 Saturn Crown Jewel of the Solar System
71
A Death Star a Deep Freeze Earth and More
91
8 Uranus a TippedOver World
115
A Glance Back and a Look Ahead
163
Appendix A Planetary Data Tables
167
Elements and Compounds
169
The Electromagnetic Spectrum
173
Timeline of Discovery
177
Organizations Publications and Web Sites
181
Glossary
185
Bibliography
191

9 Neptune the Planet Discovered on Paper
137
Jovian Planets Beyond Our Solar System
155
11 Voyager 2s Grand Tour
159

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Sobre o autor (2009)

Glenn Chaple's lifelong interest in astronomy began when a high school friend showed him the planet Saturn through a backyard telescope. After receiving a BS Degree in Astronomy from the University of Massachusetts, he worked briefly as a planetarium lecturer before becoming a middle school science teacher. He has published articles in Deep Sky Magazine and the children's astronomy magazine Odyssey, and is the author of the book Exploring With a Telescope (1988.) A contributing editor to Astronomy Magazine, he shares his astronomical exploits in the monthly beginner's column Glenn Chaple's Observing Basics.

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