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Searched for: LC Classification is Science -- Astronomy -- Descriptive astronomy -- Solar system -- Planets. Planetology
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People have long wondered about the existence of worlds outside of our solar system. Since 1995, significant progress has been made in the search for extrasolar planets, mostly gas giants the size of Uranus or larger,...
This case study uses the example of Pluto: how do we determine what a planet is? The lesson compares orbital parameters like semi-major axis, orbital period and orbital resonance of different planets. The material would...
This activity has students use internet resources to learn about celestial coordinates, and how to use an emphemeris to locate planets on a horizon sky map. The sky maps are then used for outdoor observing. A more...
This archive contains articles written by planetary geoscientists about current research on the planets and some related special topics. Specific topics include: Mercury, Earth, the Moon, Mars, Mars life issues,...
More than 155 planets have been found outside of our solar system since the first discovery in 1995, mostly massive Jupiter-like planets in orbits close to their suns. Now, to find an Earth-like planet, scientists are...
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