How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming

A heartfelt and personal journey filled with both humor and drama, How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming is the book for anyone, young or old, who has ever imagined exploring the universe—and who among us hasn’t?

Author: Mike Brown

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0385531095

Category: Science

Page: 288

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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 that culminated in the demotion of Pluto from real planet to the newly coined category of “dwarf” planet. Suddenly Brown was receiving hate mail from schoolchildren and being bombarded by TV reporters—all because of the discovery he had spent years searching for and a lifetime dreaming about. A heartfelt and personal journey filled with both humor and drama, How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming is the book for anyone, young or old, who has ever imagined exploring the universe—and who among us hasn’t?

Chasing New Horizons

Chasing New Horizons is the story of the men and women behind this amazing mission: of their decades-long commitment and persistence; of the political fights within and outside of NASA; of the sheer human ingenuity it took to design, build, ...

Author: Alan Stern

Publisher: Picador

ISBN: 125009898X

Category: Science

Page: 320

View: 881

Called "spellbinding" (Scientific American) and "thrilling...a future classic of popular science" (PW), the up close, inside story of the greatest space exploration project of our time, New Horizons’ mission to Pluto, as shared with David Grinspoon by mission leader Alan Stern and other key players. On July 14, 2015, something amazing happened. More than 3 billion miles from Earth, a small NASA spacecraft called New Horizons screamed past Pluto at more than 32,000 miles per hour, focusing its instruments on the long mysterious icy worlds of the Pluto system, and then, just as quickly, continued on its journey out into the beyond. Nothing like this has occurred in a generation—a raw exploration of new worlds unparalleled since NASA’s Voyager missions to Uranus and Neptune—and nothing quite like it is planned to happen ever again. The photos that New Horizons sent back to Earth graced the front pages of newspapers on all 7 continents, and NASA’s website for the mission received more than 2 billion hits in the days surrounding the flyby. At a time when so many think that our most historic achievements are in the past, the most distant planetary exploration ever attempted not only succeeded in 2015 but made history and captured the world’s imagination. How did this happen? Chasing New Horizons is the story of the men and women behind this amazing mission: of their decades-long commitment and persistence; of the political fights within and outside of NASA; of the sheer human ingenuity it took to design, build, and fly the mission; and of the plans for New Horizons’ next encounter, 1 billion miles past Pluto in 2019. Told from the insider’s perspective of mission leader Dr. Alan Stern and others on New Horizons, and including two stunning 16-page full-color inserts of images, Chasing New Horizons is a riveting account of scientific discovery, and of how much we humans can achieve when people focused on a dream work together toward their incredible goal.

The Girl Who Named Pluto

After a vote, the scientists agree unanimously: Pluto is the perfect name for the dark, cold planet. Here is a picture book perfect for STEM units and for all children--particularly girls--who have ever dreamed of becoming a scientist.

Author: Alice B. McGinty

Publisher: Schwartz & Wade

ISBN: 1524768332

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

View: 869

An empowering, inspiring--and accessible!--nonfiction picture book about the eleven-year-old girl who actually named the newly discovered Pluto in 1930. When Venetia Burney's grandfather reads aloud from the newspaper about a new discovery--a "ninth major planet" that has yet to be named--her eleven-year-old mind starts whirring. She is studying the planets in school and loves Roman mythology. "It might be called Pluto," she says, thinking of the dark underworld. Grandfather loves the idea and contacts his friend at London's Royal Astronomical Society, who writes to scientists at the Lowell Observatory in Massachusetts, where Pluto was discovered. After a vote, the scientists agree unanimously: Pluto is the perfect name for the dark, cold planet. Here is a picture book perfect for STEM units and for all children--particularly girls--who have ever dreamed of becoming a scientist.

Healing Pluto Problems

Well-written and moving account of Pluto in the natal chart, and how Pluto aspects can affect childhood, adulthood, and life in general.

Author: Donna Cunningham

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 9780877283980

Category: Philosophy

Page: 240

View: 281

Well-written and moving account of Pluto in the natal chart, and how Pluto aspects can affect childhood, adulthood, and life in general. Open discussion of child abuse, rape, incest, violence, repression, manipulative types and how they got thatway. Also included are ways to heal Pluto problems using flower remedies, meditation and more.

Pluto Volume 1

If you want to help yourself and assist other in conscious evolution, rather than simply waiting for it to happen, this book is the essential map for that journey!

Author: Jeffrey Wolf Green

Publisher: The Wessex Astrologer

ISBN: 1910531049

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 380

View: 271

Jeff Wolf Green's writing embodies everything you would expect from Pluto; intense, powerful, riveting, transformative and penetrating . If you want to help yourself and assist other in conscious evolution, rather than simply waiting for it to happen, this book is the essential map for that journey!

The Pluto System After New Horizons

This volume reviews the work of researchers who have spent the last five years assimilating the data returned from New Horizons and the first full scientific synthesis of this fascinating system.

Author: S. Alan Stern

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 0816540942

Category: Science

Page: 683

View: 262

Once perceived as distant, cold, dark, and seemingly unknowable, Pluto had long been marked as the farthest and most unreachable frontier for solar system exploration. The Pluto System After New Horizons is the benchmark research compendium for synthesizing our understanding of the Pluto system. This volume reviews the work of researchers who have spent the last five years assimilating the data returned from New Horizons and the first full scientific synthesis of this fascinating system.

Pluto Gets the Call

Pluto gets a call from Earth telling him he isn’t a planet anymore, so he sets out on a journey through the solar system to find out why in this funny and fact-filled romp that’s perfect for fans of The Scrambled States of America.

Author: Adam Rex

Publisher: Beach Lane Books

ISBN: 1534414533

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 48

View: 919

Pluto gets a call from Earth telling him he isn’t a planet anymore, so he sets out on a journey through the solar system to find out why in this funny and fact-filled romp that’s perfect for fans of The Scrambled States of America. Pluto loves being a planet. That is, until the day he gets a call from some Earth scientists telling him he isn’t a planet anymore! You probably wanted to meet a real planet, huh? So, Pluto takes the reader on a hilarious and informative journey through the solar system to introduce the other planets and commiserate about his situation along the way. Younger readers will be so busy laughing over Pluto’s interactions with the other planets, asteroids, moons, and even the sun, they won’t even realize just how much they’re learning about our solar system!

Pluto Charon

Am 14.

Author: Codex Regius

Publisher: XinXii

ISBN: 3959262396

Category: Science

Page: 150

View: 295

Am 14. Juli 2015 wandelte sich der Pluto für uns von einem Lichtpunkt zu einer Welt. Das Bild vom (Zwerg-)Planeten mit dem strahlend weißen Herzen ging um die Erde und rührte die Menschen an wie kaum eine andere Aufnahme aus dem Weltraum. Inzwischen wissen wir, woraus das Plutoherz besteht, wenn auch noch nicht, wie es zustande kam. Und die Raumsonde New Horizons hat noch viele andere erstaunliche Landschaften entdeckt auf diesem fernen Himmelskörper, der überraschenderweise so erdähnlich wirkt wie kaum ein anderer im Sonnensystem. Dieses Buch gibt den Erkenntnisstand wieder, den die amerikanische Raumsonde bis zum April 2016 zur Erde übermittelt hat, zeigt die besten Fotos vom Pluto und seinen Monden und beschreibt ihn so, wie wir ihn heute sehen - als fremden Planeten, den kein Science-Fiction-Autor hätte bizarrer ersinnen können.

Pluto and Charon

This volume offers the most comprehensive available compendium of research work for understanding these far off members of our solar system, just at a time following dramatic developments in our knowledge but before that knowledge can be ...

Author: Alan Stern

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 9780816518401

Category: Science

Page: 728

View: 715

For five decades after its discovery in 1930, the planet Pluto remained an enigma. However, several events during the last two decades have helped to lift the veil of mystery surrounding the ninth planet. The discovery of its satellite, Charon, in 1978 permitted occultation observations that allowed scientists to determine the size of both bodies. Astronomers also detected the presence of an atmosphere, and the Hubble Space Telescope provided views in unprecedented detail. In addition to these two fortuitous events, advances in telescopic instrumentation and computational methods led to exciting observational and theoretical discoveries. This new Space Sciences Series volume focuses on the scientific issues associated with Pluto and Charon. Fifty collaborating authors here review the latest research on the Pluto-Charon binary, from bulk properties, surfaces and interiors to atmospheric structure, composition, and dynamics. They also provide historical perspectives on Pluto-Charon research and discuss the population of the trans-Neptunian region and the origin of the Pluto-Charon binary. Also included are prefatory remarks by Pluto's and Charon's discoverers, Clyde Tombaugh and James Christy. This volume offers the most comprehensive available compendium of research work for understanding these far off members of our solar system, just at a time following dramatic developments in our knowledge but before that knowledge can be advanced by spacecraft missions.

A Place for Pluto

On his quest to find a place where he belongs, he talks to comets, asteroids, and meteoroids. He doesn't fit it anywhere! But when Pluto is about to give up, he runs into a dwarf planet and finally finds his place in the solar system.

Author: Stef Wade

Publisher:

ISBN: 168446093X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 30

View: 260

Pluto got the shock of his life when he was kicked out of the famous nine. His planet status was stripped away, leaving him lost and confused. Poor Pluto! On his quest to find a place where he belongs, he talks to comets, asteroids, and meteoroids. He doesn't fit it anywhere! But when Pluto is about to give up, he runs into a dwarf planet and finally finds his place in the solar system. This feel-good board book combines a popular science topic with character education themes of self discovery, acceptance, and friendship.

The Hades Moon

Hall explains why Pluto-Moon aspects are so important, and gives a description of the Hades Moon through the signs and houses.

Author: Judy Hall

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 9781578630394

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 336

View: 379

Using mythology, archetypal symbolism, and a wealth of case histories, this study provides new material and insight into the many facets of this major, transformative contact between the Moon and Pluto. Hall explains why Pluto-Moon aspects are so important, and gives a description of the Hades Moon through the signs and houses. She shows us the symptoms and offers practical information about flower essences and techniques that can help people handle Hades Moon energy.

Pluto

The book describes Pluto's place in the solar system, its moons, its orbit, what we know of its physical features, and the difficulties scientists encounter in studying this mysterious body.

Author: Gregory L. Vogt

Publisher: Lerner Publications

ISBN: 0761357076

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 281

Learn about this fascinating planet in our Solar System.

Heart on Pluto

New Horizons was the first NASA satellite to visit and take close-up images of Pluto. And though the journey was long and challenging, New Horizons discovered a message of love in the heart-shaped nitrogren ice lake on Pluto's surface.

Author: Karl Jones

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0593096304

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 802

Love is everywhere, even in the fartherst reaches of the Solar System. On NASA's first-ever mission to Pluto, the New Horizons satellite discovers that even when you're far from home, you are loved. New Horizons was the first NASA satellite to visit and take close-up images of Pluto. And though the journey was long and challenging, New Horizons discovered a message of love in the heart-shaped nitrogren ice lake on Pluto's surface.

The Pluto Files The Rise and Fall of America s Favorite Planet

It is the most exciting book about Pluto you will ever read in your life." —Jon Stewart When the Rose Center for Earth and Space at the American Museum of Natural History reclassified Pluto as an icy comet, the New York Times proclaimed ...

Author: Neil deGrasse Tyson

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393073348

Category: Science

Page: 224

View: 349

The New York Times bestseller: "You gotta read this. It is the most exciting book about Pluto you will ever read in your life." —Jon Stewart When the Rose Center for Earth and Space at the American Museum of Natural History reclassified Pluto as an icy comet, the New York Times proclaimed on page one, "Pluto Not a Planet? Only in New York." Immediately, the public, professionals, and press were choosing sides over Pluto's planethood. Pluto is entrenched in our cultural and emotional view of the cosmos, and Neil deGrasse Tyson, award-winning author and director of the Rose Center, is on a quest to discover why. He stood at the heart of the controversy over Pluto's demotion, and consequently Plutophiles have freely shared their opinions with him, including endless hate mail from third-graders. With his inimitable wit, Tyson delivers a minihistory of planets, describes the oversized characters of the people who study them, and recounts how America's favorite planet was ousted from the cosmic hub.

I Love Pluto

"Pluto the planet Was really quite proud.

Author: Chris Ferrie

Publisher: Sourcebooks Explore

ISBN: 9781728205243

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 18

View: 567

"Pluto the planet Was really quite proud. But at the party of planets, It wasn't allowed... Scientists have determined that Pluto is a minor planet and is no longer considered one of the main planets of the Solar System. But that doesn't mean we don't love Pluto and the other minor planets in the universe! From the team behind the adorably popular 8 Little Planets comes a new tale about the planet who no longer fits in"--

Uranus Neptune and Pluto and How to Observe Them

This book is for two groups of people: those who want to study the remote planets with amateur astronomical equipment, and those who are just interested in learning about our knowledge of the remote planets.

Author: Richard Schmude, Jr.

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387766027

Category: Science

Page: 232

View: 226

This book is for two groups of people: those who want to study the remote planets with amateur astronomical equipment, and those who are just interested in learning about our knowledge of the remote planets. The Remote Planets, and How to Observe them is unique in that it gives a completely up-to-date summary of our current knowledge of the remote planets, and also explains how amateur astronomers can contribute to our knowledge of the remote planets. Readers are given some inspiring examples of people who, with modest commercially-made equipment, have made important contributions to our scientific knowledge. The observational section goes into great detail, including optical and CCD photometry, occultation measurements, imaging (including stacking and enhancement techniques) and polarization measurements. There are finder charts (from 2010 to 2026), complete with two sets of star-magnitudes in an appendix (one set of magnitudes are for photoelectric photometry and the other set is for visual photometry)

Pluto A Wonder Story

Poignant, surprising and utterly heartwarming, this is a must-read for the thousands of readers who loved WONDER.

Author: R J Palacio

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448195497

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 323

WONDER told the story of August Pullman: an ordinary kid with an extraordinary face, whose first year at school changed the lives and the perspectives of everyone around him. PLUTO looks at Auggie's story through the eyes of his best and oldest friend, Christopher: who has been with Auggie right from the start, shares his love of space, Star Wars and the planets, and knows better than most that being part of Auggie's life comes with its challenges. Poignant, surprising and utterly heartwarming, this is a must-read for the thousands of readers who loved WONDER.

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.

Author: Nathan Sommer

Publisher: Bellwether Media

ISBN: 1681036959

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 393

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!