The Outer Solar System: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and the Dwarf Planets

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Britannica Educational Publishing, 1 de out de 2009 - 252 páginas
Beyond Earth s small, red neighbor Mars lie the gaseous, giant planets of the Outer Solar System. This book investigates these behemoths and dwarf planet Pluto, as well as other curiosities within the solar system s farthest reaches, such as asteroid fields and the Kuiper belt.
 

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INTRODUCTION
i
CHAPTER 1 ASTEROIDS
19
CHAPTER 2 METEORS AND METEORITES
48
CHAPTER 3 JUPITER
89
CHAPTER 4 SATURN
116
CHAPTER 5 URANUS
149
CHAPTER 6 NEPTUNE
166
CHAPTER 7 PLUTO THE KUIPER BELT AND BEYOND
184
MOONS OF SATURN
233
MOONS OF URANUS
238
MOONS OF NEPTUNE
240
NOTABLE KUIPER BELT OBJECTS
242
GLOSSARY
244
FOR FURTHER READING
246
INDEX
247
Back Cover
252

CHAPTER 8 COMETS
198
MOONS OF JUPITER
228

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