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7. Exoplanets

7. Exoplanets  

David A. Rothery

in Planets: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2010
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777622
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199573509.003.0008
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199573509
Planets are common around Sun-like stars. ‘Exoplanets’ examines this type of planet. The first discovery of an exoplanet was made in 1995, and hundreds of exoplanets are now known to exist. ... More
4. The moons of giant planets

4. The moons of giant planets  

David A. Rothery

in Moons: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2015
Published Online: 
Dec 2015
eISBN: 
9780191799495
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198735274.003.0004
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chapter
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9780198735274
The giant planets Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune each have an extensive entourage of moons: small inner moonlets, closest to the planets, mostly less than a few tens of kilometres in ... More
1. The discovery and significance of moons

1. The discovery and significance of moons  

David A. Rothery

in Moons: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2015
Published Online: 
Dec 2015
eISBN: 
9780191799495
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198735274.003.0001
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780198735274
‘The discovery and significance of moons’ begins with the long-established Earth-centred (geocentric) view of the cosmos that was eventually replaced by Nicolaus Copernicus’ heliocentric ... More
Planets: A Very Short Introduction

Planets: A Very Short Introduction  

David A. Rothery

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2010
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777622
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199573509.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199573509
Planets: A Very Short Introduction demonstrates the excitement, uncertainties, and challenges faced by planetary scientists, and provides an overview of our Solar System and ... More

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