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Author: Richard Grossinger

ISBN: 9781583948972
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 1 April 2015
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2 x 1.8
Encompassing astronomy, mythology, psychology, and astrology, this anthology offers a wealth of knowledge about our most famous dwarf planet. Pluto, once defined as the ninth and final planet, is now the first dwarf planet in the second Kuiper Belt region of our solar system. Discovered as a new planet in 1930 and "demoted" in 2006, Pluto and its discovery and reclassification throw a unique light on how we generate meaning in science and culture.

Pluto is the target of a July 2015 assignation with NASA's New Horizons spacecraft and will be the last of the original nine planets of the solar system to be imaged. This anthology is timed to appear in concordance with New Horizons's approach to Pluto. The astronomical aspect of the anthology also explores Pluto's moons (including Charon, a moon rivaling Pluto's own size); the orbital resonances of the Plutonian moons; the characterization of Pluto as a swarm with a barycenter as opposed to a single world orbited by individual satellites; the plutinos (small planets sharing Pluto's orbit at different trajectories and positions as a result of Neptunian resonance); other Kuiper Belt dwarf planets (the 14 or so other worlds, including plutinos, si...

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