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The Resource Beyond Pluto : exploring the outer limits of the solar system, John Davies

Beyond Pluto : exploring the outer limits of the solar system, John Davies

Label
Beyond Pluto : exploring the outer limits of the solar system
Title
Beyond Pluto
Title remainder
exploring the outer limits of the solar system
Statement of responsibility
John Davies
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In the last ten years, the solar system has more than doubled in size. For the first time in almost two centuries an entirely new population of planetary objects has been found. This 'Kuiper Belt' of minor planets beyond Neptune has revolutionised our understanding of how the solar system was formed and has finally explained the origin of the enigmatic outer planet Pluto. This is the fascinating story of how theoretical physicists decided that there must be a population of unknown bodies beyond Neptune and how a small band of astronomers set out to find them. What they discovered was a family of ancient planetesimals whose orbits and physical properties were far more complicated than anyone expected. We follow the story of this discovery, and see how astronomers, theoretical physicists and one incredibly dedicated amateur observer have come together to explore the frozen boundary of the solar system
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Davies, John Keith
Dewey number
523.2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Kuiper Belt
Label
Beyond Pluto : exploring the outer limits of the solar system, John Davies
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Prologue -- The edge of the solar system -- The Centaurs -- The mystery of the short-period comets -- Shooting in the dark -- Deeper and deeper -- Sorting out the dynamics -- What are little planets made of? -- Numbers and sizes -- Things that go bump in the dark -- Dust and discs -- Where do we go from here? -- Will we ever get our names right? -- Appendix 1: Dramatis personae -- Appendix 2: Guidelines for minor planet names -- Index
Control code
ocm52490228
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 233 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511012631
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)52490228
Label
Beyond Pluto : exploring the outer limits of the solar system, John Davies
Publication
Note
Includes index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Prologue -- The edge of the solar system -- The Centaurs -- The mystery of the short-period comets -- Shooting in the dark -- Deeper and deeper -- Sorting out the dynamics -- What are little planets made of? -- Numbers and sizes -- Things that go bump in the dark -- Dust and discs -- Where do we go from here? -- Will we ever get our names right? -- Appendix 1: Dramatis personae -- Appendix 2: Guidelines for minor planet names -- Index
Control code
ocm52490228
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 233 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511012631
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)52490228

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