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The nature of planets, dwarf planets, and space objects

by Anderson, Michael

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Published by Britannica Educational Pub. in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Satellites,
  • Juvenile literature,
  • Planets,
  • Interstellar matter

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    Statementedited by Michael Anderson
    SeriesThe solar system
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQB602 .N38 2012
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24838779M
    ISBN 109781615305179
    LC Control Number2011001380

      Other solar system bodies beyond Earth where subsurface oceans are known or appear to exist include Jupiter’s moon Europa, Saturn’s moon Enceladus, Neptune’s moon Triton and the dwarf planet. The Outer Solar System Origins Survey, an international collaboration that ended last December, found more than icy worlds orbiting far beyond Neptune. Thirty of those are in detached orbits.

    The number of dwarf planets in the Solar System is unknown. Estimates have run as high as in the Kuiper belt and o in the region beyond. However, consideration of the surprisingly low densities of many dwarf-planet candidates suggests that the numbers may be much lower (e.g. at most 10 among bodies known so far). The International Astronomical Union (IAU) notes five in particular.   Dr. Stephen Kortenkamp is a professional astronomer who studies small solar system objects like asteroids, comets, and moons. His research also involves the formation of planets, both in our solar system and around other stars. Dr. Kortenkamp is a Senior Research Scientist at the Planetary Science Institute () in Tucson, s: 1.

    Solar System Objects Astronomers now recognize eight planets (Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune), five dwarf planets (Ceres, Pluto, Makemake, Haumea, and Eris), more than moons, and many, many asteroids and other small objects (Figure below).   This article, Ceres, a dwarf planet in the asteroid belt, hides an underground ocean, originally appeared on In the asteroid belt, an immense region of space .


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Get this from a library. The nature of planets, dwarf planets, and space objects. [Michael Anderson;] -- Describes dwarf planets and other celestial bodies within the solar system, including asteroids, comets, and meteors, and discusses the nature of the solar system.

Get this from a library. The dwarf planets of planets, dwarf planets, and space objects. [Michael Anderson;] -- Describes what a planet is and how the planets move in our solar system.

Also explains what asteroids, comets and meteors are and how they may come into contact with Earth. Ceres is a dwarf planet and the largest known object in the asteroid belt Nature Geoscience and Nature Communications. kilometre journey to two of the largest objects in our solar system.

Seven studies published in three Nature journals detail how NASA’s Dawn spacecraft observed Ceres during its last lap around the dwarf planet in. 2 days ago  The dwarf planet was first spotted by Giuseppe Piazzi inwho assumed that Ceres was the missing planet between Mars and Jupiter.

It was classified as a dwarf planet in and is the first dwarf planet to be orbited by a spacecraft. InNASA’s Dawn reached it to study its surface, composition and history.

Mystery Solved 🧐. But according to seven (yes, seven) new papers published to a special Nature collection, subsurface oceans can also appear on objects without a host planet, as showcased by Ceres, a dwarf planet. A planet 31 light years* from Earth could be habitable* by humans.

The planet is one of three within a new solar system discovered by an international team of astronomers*. The three new planets were discovered orbiting GJa red dwarf. A red dwarf is a small and cooling star. The Nature of Planets, Dwarf Planets, and Space Objects.

por Anderson,Michael. The Solar System ¡Gracias por compartir. Has enviado la siguiente calificación y reseña. Lo publicaremos en nuestro sitio después de haberla revisado. 2 days ago  If there are a bunch of dwarf planets lurking in the outer Solar System—and even Planet Nine itself—the VRO could find them.

That would make the “second Sun” theory more likely to be. The Nature of Planets, Dwarf Planets, and Space Objects (Solar System (Britannica Educational Publishing)) by Michael Anderson English | Aug | ISBN: | 96 pages |.

Encyclopedia Britannica, Peering through a telescope, you are likely to encounter a host of celestial bodies—anything from another planet to a comet—speckling the night sky. Careful observation has shown that while each object follows a unique orbit or trajectory, these entities also share numerous qualities and together provide critical information about space and the universe as a whole.

Dwarf planets are similar to normal planets but are often smaller and surrounded by rogue debris. According to new analysis of data from Nasa's Dawn space. The dwarf planet Ceres, the largest object in our Solar System’s main asteroid belt, once harbored a global subsurface ocean that likely froze solid long ago.

Today, if any liquid water — a key requisite for habitability — still exists on Ceres, a good place to look for it is beneath the youngest of its large impact craters.

A dwarf planet is a planetary-mass object that does not dominate its region of space (as a true or classical planet does) and is not a is, it is in direct orbit of the Sun and is massive enough to be plastic – for its gravity to maintain it in a hydrostatically equilibrious shape (usually a spheroid) – but has not cleared the neighborhood around its orbit of other material.

This engaging volume surveys the characteristics of the diverse objects that make up the solar system as well as their distinguishing features. Link to 'The Nature of Planets, Dwarf Planets, and Space Objects' on Facebook. Ceres is a dwarf planet and the largest known object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.

And now we know it may be an ocean world. Pluto is categorized as a dwarf planet. InPluto was categorized with three other objects in the solar system that are about the same small size as Pluto: Ceres, Makemake and objects, along with Pluto, are much smaller than the "other" planets.

The nature of planets, dwarf planets, and space objects — First published in Subjects Satellites, Juvenile literature, Planets, Interstellar matter, Comets, JUVENILE NONFICTION, Science & Nature, Solar system, Asteroids, Science, Astronomy, Dwarf planets.The Nature of Planets, Dwarf Planets, and Space Objects The Solar System Peering through a telescope, you are likely to encounter a host of celestial bodies--anything from another planet to a comet--speckling the night sky.Dwarf Planets are a category of Solar System objects defined by the International Astronomical Union to be a body that is 1) in orbit around the Sun, 2) has sufficient mass to assume hydrostatic equilibrium (a nearly round shape), 3) has not cleared the neighborhood around its orbit, and 4) is not a planetary satellite.; There are currently 5 objects classified as dwarf planets.