New Views of the Solar System
Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc., 1 de jan. de 2013 - 112 páginas
Are you up to date on the solar system? When the International Astronomical Union redefined the term "planet," Pluto was downgraded to a lower status. New Views of the Solar System 2013 looks at scientists' changing perspectives, with articles on Pluto, the eight chief planets, and dwarf planets, new missions, updates for ongoing missions, newly-discovered moons, and updated tables. Brilliant photos and drawings showcase the planets, asteroids, comets, and more, providing a stunning collection of vivid images.
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