Uranus and Neptune

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Twenty-First Century Books, 1 de ago de 2003 - 80 páginas
Two of the most mysterious planets in our solar system are the cold, beautiful blue worlds of Uranus and Neptune. They lie so far from the Sun that they appear only as small dots in even the largest telescopes. Unknown to ancient astronomers, one was discovered by accident and the other as the result of an interplanetary detective story, and an intense international competition. Modern spacecraft have revealed them to be among the most fascinating of all the planets, from the frigid blue hurricanes that rage through Neptune’s atmosphere to some of the most unusual moons in the solar system.
 

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The Story of the Solar System
11
A Detective Story
16
Two Strange New Worlds
22
By Spaceship to Uranus and Neptune
31
The Last Giant
38
Many Moons
45
Exploring the Solar System
71
Glossary
74
For More Information
76
Index
78
Back Cover
82
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Ron Miller has worked as a freelance writer and illustrator for more than 30 years. He has written short stories, nonfiction works, novels, and created a comic book. His illustrations have appeared in magazines such as Astronomy and Scientific American. He has also worked on motion pictures and created postage stamps.

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