8A60.10 - Minor Planets and Pluto/Charon

Photo Credit - http://hklbrrypkr.blogspot.com/2011/01/it-might-not-be-planet.html
Photo Credit - http://hklbrrypkr.blogspot.com/2011/01/it-might-not-be-planet.html
Code Number:
Demo Title:
Minor Planets and Pluto/Charon
Planets of the Solar System
Area of Study:
Solar System
Video and Web Images.

Most of the images available are from Hubble telescope data.  Choose those that are appropriate for your session.

  • NASA Image, "Pluto’s Majestic Mountains, Frozen Plains and Foggy Hazes", TPT, Vol. 53, #8, Nov. 2015, p. 512.
  • Guy Consolmagno, "What Happened to Pluto?", TPT, Vol. 45, #1, Jan. 2007, p. 14.
  • Gordon McIntosh, "How Big Is a Planet?", TPT, Vol. 38, #9, Dec. 2000, p. 534.
  • Johanna L. Miller, "Craters on Pluto and Charon Show that Kuiper Belt Collisions are Rare", Physics Today, Vol. 72, #5, May 2019, p. 14.
  • Charles Day, "Two Kinds of Dwarf Planets", Physics Today, Vol. 69, #8, Aug. 2016, p. 18.
  • Michael J. Neufled, "The Difficult Birth of NASA's Pluto Mission", Physics Today, Vol. 69, #4, Apr. 2016, p. 40.
  • Steven K. Blau, "Pluto's Intriguing Moons", Physics Today, Vol. 68, #8, Aug. 2015, p. 22.
  • Matt W. Telfer, Eric J. R. Parteli, Jani Radebaugh, Ross A. Beyer, Tanguy Bertrand, François Forget, Francis Nimmo, Will M. Grundy, Jeffrey M. Moore, S. Alan Stern, John Spencer, Tod R. Lauer, Alissa M. Earle, Richard P. Binzel, Hal A. Weaver, Cathy B. Olkin, Leslie A. Young, Kimberly Ennico, Kirby Runyon, The New Horizons Geology, Geophysics and Imaging Science Theme Team, "Dunes on Pluto", Science, Vol. 360, #6392, June 2018, p. 992.
  • Alexander G. Hayes, "Dunes Across the Solar System", Science, Vol. 360, #6392, June 2018, p. 960.
  • Jeffrey M. Moore, William B. McKinnon, John R. Spencer, Alan D. Howard, Paul M. Schenk, Ross A. Beyer, Francis Nimmo, Kelsi N. Singer, Orkan M. Umurhan, Oliver L. White, S. Alan Stern, Kimberly Ennico, Cathy B. Olkin, Harold A. Weaver, Leslie A. Young, Richard P. Binzel, Marc W. Buie, Bonnie J. Buratti, Andrew F. Cheng, Dale P. Cruikshank, Will M. Grundy, Ivan R. Linscott, Harold J. Reitsema, Dennis C. Reuter, Mark R. Showalter, Veronica J. Bray, Carrie L. Chavez, Carly J. A. Howett, Tod R. Lauer, Carey M. Lisse, Alex Harrison Parker, S. B. Porter, Stuart J. Robbins, Kirby Runyon, Ted Stryk, Henry B. Throop, Constantine C. C. Tsang, Anne J. Verbiscer, Amanda M. Zangari, Andrew L. Chaikin, Don E. Wilhelms, and New Horizons Science Team, "The Geology of Pluto and Charon Through the Eyes of New Horizons", Science Magazine, Vol. 351, #6279, Mar. 2016, p. 1284.
  • W. M. Grundy, R. P. Binzel, B. J. Buratti, J. C. Cook, D. P. Cruikshank, C. M. Dalle Ore, A. M. Earle, K. Ennico, C. J. A. Howett, A. W. Lunsford, C. B. Olkin, A. H. Parker, S. Philippe, S. Protopapa, E. Quirico, D. C. Reuter, B. Schmitt, K. N. Singer, A. J. Verbiscer, R. A. Beyer, M. W. Buie, A. F. Cheng, D. E. Jennings, I. R. Linscott, J. Wm. Parker, P. M. Schenk, J. R. Spencer, J. A. Stansberry, S. A. Stern, H. B. Throop, C. C. C. Tsang, H. A. Weaver, G. E. Weigle II, L. A. Young, and the New Horizons Science Team, "Surface Compositions Across Pluto and Charon", Science Magazine, Vol. 351, #6279, Mar. 2016, p. 1283.
  • F. Bagenal, M. Horányi, D. J. McComas, R. L. McNutt Jr., H. A. Elliott, M. E. Hill, L. E. Brown, P. A. Delamere, P. Kollmann, S. M. Krimigis, M. Kusterer, C. M. Lisse, D. G. Mitchell, M. Piquette, A. R. Poppe, D. F. Strobel, J. R. Szalay, P. Valek, J. Vandegriff, S. Weidner, E. J. Zirnstein, S. A. Stern, K. Ennico, C. B. Olkin, H. A. Weaver, L. A. Young, New Horizons Science Team, "Pluto's Interaction with its Space Environment: Solar Wind, Energetic Particles, and Dust", Science Magazine, Vol. 351, #6279, Mar. 2016, p. 1282.
  • H. A. Weaver, M. W. Buie, B. J. Buratti, W. M. Grundy, T. R. Lauer, C. B. Olkin, A. H. Parker, S. B. Porter, M. R. Showalter, J. R. Spencer, S. A. Stern, A. J. Verbiscer, W. B. McKinnon, J. M. Moore, S. J. Robbins, P. Schenk, K. N. Singer, O. S. Barnouin, A. F. Cheng, C. M. Ernst, C. M. Lisse, D. E. Jennings, A. W. Lunsford, D. C. Reuter, D. P. Hamilton, D. E. Kaufmann, K. Ennico, L. A. Young, R. A. Beyer, R. P. Binzel, V. J. Bray, A. L. Chaikin, J. C. Cook, D. P. Cruikshank, C. M. Dalle Ore, A. M. Earle, G. R. Gladstone, C. J. A. Howett, I. R. Linscott, F. Nimmo, J. Wm. Parker, S. Philippe, S. Protopapa, H. J. Reitsema, B. Schmitt, T. Stryk, M. E. Summers, C. C. C. Tsang, H. H. B. Throop, O. L. White, A. M. Zangari, "The Small Satellites of Pluto as Observed by New Horizons", Science Magazine, Vol. 351, #6279, Mar. 2016, p. 1281.
  • G. Randall Gladstone, S. Alan Stern, Kimberly Ennico, Catherine B. Olkin, Harold A. Weaver, Leslie A. Young, Michael E. Summers, Darrell F. Strobel, David P. Hinson, Joshua A. Kammer, Alex H. Parker, Andrew J. Steffl, Ivan R. Linscott, Joel Wm. Parker, Andrew F. Cheng, David C. Slater, Maarten H. Versteeg, Thomas K. Greathouse, Kurt D. Retherford, Henry Throop, Nathaniel J. Cunningham, William W. Woods, Kelsi N. Singer, Constantine C. C. Tsang, Eric Schindhelm, Carey M. Lisse, Michael L. Wong, Yuk L. Yung, Xun Zhu, Werner Curdt, Panayotis Lavvas, Eliot F. Young, G. Leonard Tyler, and the New Horizons Science Team, "The Atmosphere of Pluto as Observed by New Horizons", Science Magazine, Vol. 351, #6279, Mar. 2016, p. 1280.
  • Chris Hadfield, "The Shutterbug Space Probe", Popular Mechanics, Vol. 192, #7, Nov. 2015, p. 80.
  • Sophie Bushwick, "What We've Learned From The Pluto Flyby", Popular Science, Vol. 287, #6, Dec. 2015, p. 42.
  • Mike Brown, "Why I Still Love Pluto", Popular Science, Vol. 287, #7, July 2015, p. 56.
  • Corey S. Powell, "Prediction For 2015: Probes Solve The Mystery Of Dwarf Planets", Popular Science, Vol. 287, #1, Jan. 2015, p. 41.
  • "Psychedelic Pluto", Ad Astra, Vol. 28, #1, Spring 2016, p. 3.
  • Clifford R. McMurray, "William Tell at Three Billion Miles: New Horizons Visits Pluto", Ad Astra, Vol. 27, #4, Winter 2015, p. 12.
  • Rick Beyer, "The Search for Planet X", Reader's Digest Special Edition - "The Greatest Stories Never Told", ISBN 978-0-7621-0554-0, p. 170 - 171.
  • Janice VanCleave, "Planet Facts and Figures", A+ Projects in Astronomy, p. 193.
  • Isaac Asimov, "The Incredible Shrinking Planet", Fantasy and Science Fiction Magazinep, p. 118 - 128.
  • Sophie Bushwick, "Exploring Everyone's Favorite (Former) Planet", Popular Mechanics, Dec. 2015, p 42.

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