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Planets beyond : discovering the outer solar system

Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto: each a world surrounded by other worlds, and each possessing a unique and fascinating history. In addition to the compelling details of their individual evolution, these remote planets bear a collective association with the formation of the solar system itself. This informative and highly readable book acts as a progress report on the outer solar system, offering a way to get acquainted with both fact and conjecture in order to better appreciate the newest findings. Planets Beyond: Discovering the Outer Solar System unlocks some of the mysteries surrounding the outer planets -- from the drama of their discoveries to the startling results of Voyager 2's historic 1989 encounter with Neptune. This history of long-ago events encompasses modern developments, with dramatic tales of the triumphs and disappointments along the way to formulating and confirming universal scientific laws. Winner of the prestigious American Institute of Physics Science Writing Award for 1989, this volume was also chosen as an Astronomy Book of the Year by both Mercury magazine and the Astronomical Society of the Pacific.
Print Book, English, 2004
Dover Publications, Mineola, N.Y., 2004