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Extreme Planets! Q&A

Carson, Mary Kay (Book - 2008)
Extreme Planets! Q&A
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How many planets are there? How old is the solar system? Why is Earth the only planet with life on it or are there others? There have been many recent discoveries, changes, and questions about our solar system-this book is full of all the cosmic answers. Extreme Planets! Q & A will take the curiosity away with great text, stunning photos, and web links to Smithsonian exhibits and artefacts
Authors: Carson, Mary Kay
Title: Extreme planets! Q&A
Publisher: New York : Collins, c2008
Characteristics: 47 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm
Notes: "Web links take you inside the Smithsonian"--Cover
Contents: What is a planet?
How did the planets form?
How do planets move?
What planet orbits the sun the fastest?
Why is Venus the solar system's hottest planet?
How fast is Earth moving?
Why don't you feel it?
What's a moon?
Why is Mars called the red planet?
Is there life on Mars?
Was there ever life on Mars?
What are minor planets?
What is the largest planet?
How many moons orbit Jupiter?
What are the rings of Saturn?
Who discovered Uranus?
What's the weather like on Neptune?
What is the smallest planet?
Is there a planet beyond Pluto?
What's a Kuiper Belt Object?
Are there planets circling other stars?
Are there earthlike planets beyond our solar system?
Meet the astronomer
Additional Contributors: Smithsonian Institution
ISBN: 0060899743
9780060899745
0060899751
9780060899752
Branch Call Number: 523.4 Ca
Statement of Responsibility: Smithsonian ; [written by Mary Kay Carson]
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 47) and index
Subject Headings: Solar system Planets
Topical Term: Planets
LCCN: 2006029754
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