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Out of the Darkness : The Planet Pluto

Moore, Patrick; Tombaugh, Clyde

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ISBN 10: 0811711633 / ISBN 13: 9780811711630
Published by Stackpole Books, 1981
Condition: Near Fine+ Hardcover
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1st Edition/2nd Printing (January 1981). Laid-in is promotional notice for book which Cylde Tombaugh sent to seller on which he includes a handwritten note and SIGNED by CLYDE TOMBRAUGH (also includes Tombaugh hand-addressed return envelope postmarked 1980). Also includes laid-in a color photo (on bonded paper w/two folds) SIGNED and inscribed by astronomer SIR PATRICK MOORE. Also attached to half-title page is a photo card SIGNED by VENETIA PHAIR BURNEY (Ms. Burney was young girl who first suggested the name 'Pluto' which was adopted by Tombaugh. Also attached to dedication page is a bookplate SIGNED by DR. JAMES W. CHRISTY (who wrote introduction for book). $14.95 price present on DJ flap; mylar protected. Unique copy for the astronomy fan or collector. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 023988

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Title: Out of the Darkness : The Planet Pluto

Publisher: Stackpole Books

Publication Date: 1981

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine+

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: SIGNED

Edition: 1st Edition

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An adventure in scientific discovery Pluto, the farthermost plane: zr the solar system, some 3,673 million mites from the Sun, was discovered by Clyde Tombaugh at the Lowell Observatory in 1930. The fiftieth anniversary of Pluto's discovery will be celebrated in 1980. and OUT OF THE DARKNESS: THE PLANET PLUTO tells the exciting scientific story of the twenty-five year search for a planet X beyond Neptune, and its discovery-the only planet found in the twentieth century. The planets Mercury, Venus. Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn were all known since antiquity. Then Sir William Herschel discovered Uranus in 1781, and 65 years later, in 1846, Johann Calle and Urbain le Verner discovered Neptune. Variations in orbital perturbations of the planets and theoretical astronomy were responsible for predicting and discovering the three outermost planets (Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto) and so Pluto's story is also, to some extent, the story of its planetary neighbors. What kind of world is Pluto? Much is still a mystery (its exact size, for in-stance), but there are some facts. It takes 247.7 years for Pluto to revolve around the sun. From Pluto's surface,

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