New PDF release: Uranus - The Seventh Planet

By Franklyn M. Branley

ISBN-10: 0690046855

ISBN-13: 9780690046854

ISBN-10: 0690046871

ISBN-13: 9780690046878

Describes the actual features, activities, satellites, and different gains of Uranus, with an emphasis on contemporary discoveries from undertaking Voyager.

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Crowell, 1978. Chaikin, Andrew. "Voyager Telescope, April Among the Ice Worlds," in Sky and 1986, pp. 338-43. Gold, Michael. "Voyager to the Seventh Planet," May in Science 86, 1986, pp. 32-39.

Matter from that same cloud probably made up part of Uranus and Neptune as well. matter in the far-out planets However, much of the may have come from a comet cloud that surrounded the original sun-making cloud. That comet cloud is believed to be the source of still comets. We know that comets contain large amounts of ice and rocky material, as well as carbon and nitrogen. Millions and perhaps billions of comets may have bombarded the core of Uranus, adding material to it. The collisions and the force of gravity packing the accumulated material together would have generated the extremely high surface temperature, much of which is still retained, unable to escape through the dense atmosphere.

New York: New York: Lodestar Books, 1981. The Nine Planets , rev. ed. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1978. Chaikin, Andrew. "Voyager Telescope, April Among the Ice Worlds," in Sky and 1986, pp. 338-43. Gold, Michael. "Voyager to the Seventh Planet," May in Science 86, 1986, pp. 32-39.

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