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Author Portman, Michael, 1976-

Title Why isn't Pluto a planet? / by Michael Portman.

Imprint New York : Gareth Stevens Pub., 2013.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Grandview Library Children's Non-fiction    j 523.4922 POR    Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description 32 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 23 cm.
Series Space mysteries
Portman, Michael, 1976- Space mysteries.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical reference (p. 31) and index.
Contents Nine minus one -- Planet X -- Ice world -- Measuring Pluto -- Tiny world -- That's odd -- The misfit -- Where did Pluto go? -- Pluto's neighborhood -- Big discovery -- Time to vote -- The dwarf planets -- New Horizons.
Summary "For many years, it was accepted as fact that our solar system had nine planets. However, one important meeting of astronomers in 2006 reduced that number to eight. They decided that Pluto was not a planet, a declaration that outraged some people. Readers will learn more about distant Pluto, such as how it was accidentally discovered. Brilliant photographs accompany the fascinating facts"--Provided by publisher.
Subject Planets.
Planets -- Juvenile literature.
Pluto (Dwarf planet) -- Juvenile literature.
Pluto (Dwarf planet)
Added Title Why is not Pluto a planet?
ISBN 1433982838 paperback
9781433982828 library binding
143398282X library binding
9781433982835 paperback

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