Search Results > 1-10 of 12 relevant results
NEXT  
Search Results for “Major Planets of the Solar System (table)”
 
 
1) Major Planets of the Solar System (table). The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Major Planets of the Solar System (table), PlanetDistance from the sun(A.U.)Period of revolutionPeriod of rotationMass(earth=1)Diameter(earth=1)Number of known satellitesMercury0.3...

2) planet. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The term, once limited to any of the nine solid, nonluminous bodies (major planets) that revolve around the sun, has been extended to include similar bodies discovered...

3) solar system. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The principal members of the sun's retinue are the nine major planets; other parts of the solar system are discussed in separate articles: see comet, asteroid, and...

4) asteroid. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...More than 10,000 asteroids have orbits sufficiently well known to have been cataloged and named; thousands more exist. Most asteroids are irregularly shaped, unlike...

5) plate tectonics. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Development of Plate Tectonics TheoryThe beginnings of the theory of plate tectonics date to around 1920, when Alfred Wegener, the German meteorologist and geophysicist,...

6) meteorology. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Individual studies within meteorology include aeronomy, the study of the physics of the upper atmosphere; aerology, the study of free air not adjacent to the earth's...

7) Saturn, in astronomy. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Astronomical and Physical Characteristics of SaturnSaturn's orbit lies between those of Jupiter and Uranus; its mean distance from the sun is c.886 million mi (1.43...

8) planetarium. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The juxtaposition of lights reproduces a panorama of the sky at a particular time as it might be seen under optimum conditions. The motions of the celestial bodies...

9) geology. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Branches of GeologyGeology is divided into several fields, which can be grouped under the major headings of physical and historical geology. 2 Physical GeologyPhysical...

10) comet. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Comets visible from the earth can be seen for periods ranging from a few days to several months. They were long regarded with awe and even terror and were often taken...

Search for books related to your query at Amazon.com:
Search Now:         


NEXT  
 

Shakespeare · Bible · Strunk · Anatomy · Nonfiction · Quotations · Reference · Fiction · Poetry
© 1993–2014 Bartleby.com · [Top 150] · Subjects · Titles · Authors
Search by Thunderstone