Planets Beyond: Discovering the Outer Solar System

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Courier Corporation, 1. jan. 2004 - 319 síður
This book serves as a fascinating progress report on the outer solar system, offering a way to better appreciate the newest findings. It unlocks some of the mysteries surrounding Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto — from the drama of their discoveries to the startling results of Voyager 2’s historic 1989 encounter with Neptune.
 

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Anticipating the conclusion of Voyager 2 's twelve-year solar system "Grand Tour'' in August 1989 when it flies by Neptune, Littmann traces the discovery and exploration of the outer ... Read full review

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The Discovery of Uranus
1
The Fervor for New Planets
14
Trouble with Uranus
23
The Planet Found on a Sheet of Paper
31
Percival Lowell and Planet X
61
The Discovery of Pluto
71
Toward Uranus
89
The Grand Tour of Voyager 2
104
Voyagers to the Stars
162
The Smallest Planet
170
Is There a Tenth Planet?
195
Beyond Imagination
220
What the Outer Solar System Can Tell Us
250
ENDNOTES
269
APPENDIX A Chronologies
281
APPENDIX B Voyager 1 and 2
291

Triumph at Uranus
113
Appointment with Neptune
143
GLOSSARY
307
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