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Far-Out Guide to the Icy Dwarf Planets : Far-Out Guide to the Solar System - Mary Kay Carson

Far-Out Guide to the Icy Dwarf Planets

Far-Out Guide to the Solar System

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Our solar system used to have nine planets. But recently, scientists ruled that Pluto was actually a "dwarf planet." so what exactly is a dwarf planet, how many of them are there, and how do scientists study and classify them? All the facts you need, and lots more, are included in this up-to-date book, featuring a center spread with fast facts.

Introductionp. 4
From Planet X to Kbo Kingp. 10
Pluto and Eris at a Glancep. 22
Makemake and Haumea at a Glancep. 24
Fast Facts about Icy Dwarf Planetsp. 26
Icy Dwarf Planets Timeline of Exploration and Discoveryp. 29
Finding Eris, the Goddess of Troublemakingp. 31
What's Next for Pluto-Like Worlds?p. 40
Words to Knowp. 44
Find out More and Get Updatesp. 46
Indexp. 48
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ISBN: 9781598451900
ISBN-10: 1598451901
Series: Far-Out Guide to the Solar System
Audience: Children
For Ages: 8 - 9 years old
For Grades: 3 - 4
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 48
Published: 1st September 2010
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 19.05  x 0.64
Weight (kg): 0.12