Asteroids and Dwarf Planets and How to Observe Them

This book describes the dwarf planets and asteroids themselves, their origins, orbits, and composition, and at how amateur astronomers can play a part in their detection, tracking, and imaging. The book is divided into two parts.

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Author: Roger Dymock

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781441964397

Category: Science

Page: 248

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Dwarf planets (which were formerly called asteroids except for the planet Pluto), and the smaller Solar System bodies still called asteroids today, are making front page news, particularly those that are newly discovered and those that might present a hazard to life on Earth by impacting our planet. In this age of giant telescopes and space probes, these small Solar System bodies have advanced from being tiny points of light to bodies worthy of widespread study. This book describes the dwarf planets and asteroids themselves, their origins, orbits, and composition, and at how amateur astronomers can play a part in their detection, tracking, and imaging. The book is divided into two parts. Part I describes physical properties (including taxonomic types) of dwarf planets and asteroids, how they formed in the early life of the Solar System, and how they evolved to their present positions, groups, and families. It also covers the properties used to define these small Solar System bodies: magnitude, rotation rates (described by their light-curves), and orbital characteristics. Part II opens with a description of the hardware and software an amateur or practical astronomer needs to observe and also to image asteroids. Then numerous observing techniques are covered in depth. Finally, there are lists of relevant amateur and professional organizations and how to submit your own observations to them.

The Dwarf Planets

"Describes the five dwarf planets in our solar system, including the birth of the solar system and the dwarf planets' orbits around the Sun"--Provided by publisher.

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Author: Steve Kortenkamp

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1429653973

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 109

"Describes the five dwarf planets in our solar system, including the birth of the solar system and the dwarf planets' orbits around the Sun"--Provided by publisher.

Dwarf Planets

Who knows how many dwarf planets we will find in the future! This book will allow students to understand that patterns in the natural world can be observed, used to describe phenomena, and used as evidence.

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Author: Nadia Higgins

Publisher: Carson-Dellosa Publishing

ISBN: 9781627179638

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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In Dwarf Planets: Pluto and the Lesser Planets, students will learn about the five discovered dwarf planets in our solar system and make observations about orbital patterns, new discoveries, and more. Filled with fun facts, young learners will love exploring the scientific information and drawing conclusions about life now and in the future. The Inside Outer Space series takes readers on an intergalactic journey that unravels the mysteries of the universe. Each 24-page book informs readers in grades K–3 on the Sun, Earth, planets, and stars, while also igniting imaginations about the unknown. Stunning photographs and diagrams engage readers, while text-based questions aid in reading comprehension

Pluto the Dwarf Planets

In 2006, Pluto was reclassified as a dwarf planet. Small, rocky dwarf planets make their home on the outer edges of the solar system. Scientists use telescopes to study Pluto and the dwarf planets as they orbit the Sun.

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Author: Nathan Sommer

Publisher: Bellwether Media

ISBN: 9781681036953

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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In 2006, Pluto was reclassified as a dwarf planet. Small, rocky dwarf planets make their home on the outer edges of the solar system. Scientists use telescopes to study Pluto and the dwarf planets as they orbit the Sun. Their fascinating findings are on display in this informative title about some of the solar system’s most far-away objects!

Dwarf Planets

Missions To Dwarf Planets No space probes have ever visited the dwarf planets. Scientists have used telescopes to learn much of what they know about dwarf planets. Some of the telescopes are based on Earth. Others are in space.

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Author: Fran Howard

Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781617859854

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 544

Explores the space objects known as dwarf planets.

Dwarf Planets

They are intended to be used by adults as a learning support to help young readers round out their knowledge of each planet featured in the Planets series. Dwarf planets are round objects that move around the Sun.

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Author: Alexis Roumanis

Publisher: Weigl Publishers

ISBN: 9781489633156

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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Did you know that there are five known dwarf planets? They are called Ceres, Pluto, Haumea, Makemake, and Eris. Find out more in Dwarf Planets, a Planets book. This is an AV2 media enhanced book. A unique book code printed on page 2 unlocks multimedia content. This book comes alive with embedded weblinks, audio and video clips, activities, and other features, such as a slide show, matching word activity, and quiz.

Far Out Guide to the Icy Dwarf Planets

WHAT IS A DWARF PLANET? Dwarf planets share characteristics with the eight regular planets. Planets and dwarf planets orbit the Sun, are not moons, and are big enough to be round. Gravity pushes all big objects—stars, planets, ...

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Author: Mary Kay Carson

Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 9781464501197

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Pluto and Other Dwarf Planets

such as moons, like planets do. They can spin around an axis like planets do, too. Dwarf planets are also similar to asteroids. These are small, rocky bodies that orbit the sun. Asteroids are considered minor planets, but Charon (left) ...

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Author: Shalini Saxena

Publisher: Encyclopaedia Britannica

ISBN: 9781508103400

Category: Dwarf planets

Page:

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The Sun Planets and Dwarf Planets

N. Heinze and Daniel deLahunta, The rotation period and light-curve amplitude of Kuiper belt dwarf planet 136472 Makemake (2005 FY9) http://www.iop.org/EJ/abstract/1538-3881/138/2/ 428/, The Astronomical Journal 138 (2009), pp.

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Publisher: PediaPress

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14 Fun Facts About Dwarf Planets

Fact 6: A dwarf planet has not cleared the area around its orbit. When we lookatmaps ofoursolar system,the planets orbitinclearpaths. There areno objectsintheir way.A planet holds all its moons or asteroidswithin its gravity, ...

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Author: Jeannie Meekins

Publisher: Learning Island

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 20

View: 345

More space objects have been found beyond Pluto, in a region known as the Kuiper Belt. In 2003, Eris was discovered. Its existence was confirmed in January 2005. It was found to be larger than Pluto and was put forward as a tenth planet in our solar system. This caused much debate among astronomers. Are there more, larger objects in our solar system? How many? Are they all to be considered planets? If not, then what does this mean for Pluto? On August 24, 2006, the International Astronomical Union (IAU) came up with a scientific definition of the word “planet”. Pluto did not fit these new rules. It was downgraded to “dwarf planet”. The IAU is reluctant to consider any more than eight planets in our solar system. All other planet-like bodies are to be known as “dwarf planets”. How much do you know about these dwarf planets? Do you know: What is a plutoid? How many official dwarf planets are there in our solar system? Are all the dwarf planets out beyond Pluto? How big does an object need to be to qualify as a dwarf planet? What other rules must an object meet to be classified as a dwarf planet? Find out the answers to these questions and more and amaze your family and friends with these fun facts. Ages 8 and up. All measurements in American and metric. LearningIsland.com believes in the value of children practicing reading for 15 minutes every day. Our 15-Minute Books give children lots of fun, exciting choices to read, from classic stories, to mysteries, to books of knowledge. Many books are appropriate for hi-lo readers. Open the world of reading to a child by having them read for 15 minutes a day.

Exploring Pluto and Other Dwarf Planets

For More Information Websites NASA Space Place: Peculiar Pluto spaceplace.nasa.gov/ice-dwarf/en/ NASA's website has cool photos of and fun facts about Pluto. National Geographic Kids: Dwarf Planets ...

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Author: Riley Lawrence

Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC

ISBN: 9781534522763

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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Pluto is too big to be an asteroid and too small to be a planet, so scientists call it a dwarf planet. It’s so far away from the sun that it gets no warmth at all, so it’s covered in a thick layer of ice. Readers learn fun facts such as these as they explore the world of our solar system’s dwarf planets. Informative diagrams, full-color photographs, and accessible text help readers discover more about Pluto and the other dwarf planets in our solar system.

14 Fun Facts About Dwarf Planets A 15 Minute Book

Fact 6: A dwarf planet has not cleared the area around its orbit. When we lookatmaps ofoursolar system,the planets orbitinclearpaths. There areno objectsintheir way.A planet holds all its moons or asteroidswithin its gravity, ...

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Author: Jeannie Meekins

Publisher: Learning Island

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 30

View: 137

More space objects have been found beyond Pluto, in a region known as the Kuiper Belt. In 2003, Eris was discovered. Its existence was confirmed in January 2005. It was found to be larger than Pluto and was put forward as a tenth planet in our solar system. This caused much debate among astronomers. Are there more, larger objects in our solar system? How many? Are they all to be considered planets? If not, then what does this mean for Pluto? On August 24, 2006, the International Astronomical Union (IAU) came up with a scientific definition of the word “planet”. Pluto did not fit these new rules. It was downgraded to “dwarf planet”. The IAU is reluctant to consider any more than eight planets in our solar system. All other planet-like bodies are to be known as “dwarf planets”. How much do you know about these dwarf planets? Do you know: What is a plutoid? How many official dwarf planets are there in our solar system? Are all the dwarf planets out beyond Pluto? How big does an object need to be to qualify as a dwarf planet? What other rules must an object meet to be classified as a dwarf planet? Find out the answers to these questions and more and amaze your family and friends with these fun facts. Ages 8 and up. All measurements in American and metric. The Educational Version has activities that meet Common Core Curriculum Standards. LearningIsland.com believes in the value of children practicing reading for 15 minutes every day. Our 15-Minute Books give children lots of fun, exciting choices to read, from classic stories, to mysteries, to books of knowledge. Many books are appropriate for hi-lo readers. Open the world of reading to a child by having them read for 15 minutes a day.

Journey to Pluto and Other Dwarf Planets

At those close-up distances, the images of our most famous dwarf planet should be extraordinary. As of 2014, plans hadn't been finalized for New Horizons. However the goal was to send the probe deeper into the outer solar system ...

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Author: Kellie Stewart

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781499404272

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 360

Pluto, once considered the ninth planet in our solar system, is now classified as one of the largest dwarf planets in the Kuiper Belt. But what is a dwarf planet? And what is the Kuiper Belt? This engaging book answers these questions while exploring the unique features of Pluto, its moon Charon, and other major dwarf planets like Eris and Ceres.

A Look at Pluto and Other Dwarf Planets

A look at Pluto and other dwarf planets / Anna Kaspar . 1st ed . ( Astronomy now ) Includes bibliographical references and index . ISBN - 13 : 978-1-4042-3824-4 ( lib . bdg . ) ISBN - 10 : 1-4042-3824-7 ( lib . bdg . ) 1.

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Author: Anna Kaspar

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1404238247

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 526

Discusses the 2006 reclassification of Pluto as a dwarf planet, and describes its physical characteristics, as well as those of other celestial bodies such as moons and asteroids.

The Nature of Planets Dwarf Planets and Space Objects

Planets —_]uvenile literature. 2. Satellites —_]uvenile literature. 3. Interstellar matter—Juvenile literature. I. Anderson, Michael. QB602.N38 2012 523.2 — dc22 2011001380 Cover, back cover, pp. 3, 27, 32, 33, 54, 6o, 68, ...

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Author: Britannica Educational Publishing

Publisher: Britannica Educational Publishing

ISBN: 9781615305667

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 978

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. This engaging volume surveys the characteristics of the diverse objects that make up the solar system as well as their distinguishing features.

Planetas enanos Plut n y los planetas menores

Who knows how many dwarf planets we will find in the future! This book will allow students to understand that patterns in the natural world can be observed, used to describe phenomena, and used as evidence.

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Author: Nadia Higgins

Publisher: Carson-Dellosa Publishing

ISBN: 9781731602664

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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Five and counting! So far, astronomers have discovered five dwarf planets in our solar system. Pluto, which was once thought of as the ninth planet, is today classified as a dwarf planet. This book looks at the current dwarf planets, characteristics, size, and orbital patterns, as well as the three rules scientists follow to characterize these tiny, round space objects. Every day new discoveries are being made. Who knows how many dwarf planets we will find in the future! This book will allow students to understand that patterns in the natural world can be observed, used to describe phenomena, and used as evidence.

The Outer Solar System

This book investigates these behemoths and dwarf planet Pluto, as well as other curiosities within the solar system_s farthest reaches, such as asteroid fields and the Kuiper belt.

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Author: Britannica Educational Publishing

Publisher: Britannica Educational Publishing

ISBN: 9781615300518

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 252

View: 898

Beyond Earth’s small, red neighbor Mars lie the gaseous, giant planets of the Outer Solar System. This book investigates these behemoths and dwarf planet Pluto, as well as other curiosities within the solar system’s farthest reaches, such as asteroid fields and the Kuiper belt.

Dawn of Small Worlds

This book gives a detailed introduction to the thousands and thousands of smaller bodies in the solar system.

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Author: Michael Moltenbrey

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319230030

Category: Science

Page: 273

View: 211

This book gives a detailed introduction to the thousands and thousands of smaller bodies in the solar system. Written for interested laymen, amateur astronomers and students it describes the nature and origin of asteroids, dwarf planets and comets, and gives detailed information about their role in the solar system. The author nicely reviews the history of small-world-exploration and describes past, current and future space craft missions studying small worlds, and presents their results. Readers will learn that small solar system worlds have a dramatically different nature and appearance than the planets. Even though research activity on small worlds has increased in the recent past many of their properties are still in the dark and need further research.

Exploring Pluto and Other Dwarf Planets

Pluto is too big to be an asteroid and too small to be a planet, so scientists call it a dwarf planet.

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Author: Riley Lawrence

Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC

ISBN: 9781534522909

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 666

Pluto is too big to be an asteroid and too small to be a planet, so scientists call it a dwarf planet. It’s so far away from the sun that it gets no warmth at all, so it’s covered in a thick layer of ice. Readers learn fun facts such as these as they explore the world of our solar system’s dwarf planets. Informative diagrams, full-color photographs, and accessible text help readers discover more about Pluto and the other dwarf planets in our solar system.