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Pluto (Dwarf planet)

  • Is Pluto a Planet?by David A. Weintraub

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 26.95

    A Note from the Author: On August 24, 2006, at the 26th General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union (IAU) in Prague, by a majority vote of only the 424 members present, the IAU (an organization of over 10,000 members) passed a resolution defining planet in such a way as to exclude Pluto and established a new class of objects... more...

  • How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Comingby Mike Brown

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.00

    The solar system most of us grew up with included nine planets, with Mercury closest to the sun and Pluto at the outer edge. Then, in 2005, astronomer Mike Brown made the discovery of a lifetime: a tenth planet, Eris, slightly bigger than Pluto. But instead of adding one more planet to our solar system, Brown?s find ignited a firestorm of controversy... more...

  • Pluto Confidentialby Stephen P. Maran; Laurence A. Marschall

    BenBella Books, Inc. 2009; US$ 14.95

    When the International Astronomical Union (IAU) adopted a new definition of a "planet" in August 2006, Pluto became a dwarf planet, drawing a divisive line in science and public opinions. The controversy of whether Pluto is a planet continues years later, and passion about the decision remains, pitting scientist against scientist and invoking sentiments... more...

  • New Horizonsby Christopher Russell

    Springer New York 2009; US$ 199.00

    The New Horizons space mission is the first to reconnoiter the Pluto-Charon System and the Kuiper belt. This book describes the mission?s objectives, expected results, payload and data products in articles by the scientists and engineers most closely involved. more...

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