By Neil deGrasse Tyson
The New York Times bestseller: "You gotta learn this. it's the most enjoyable ebook approximately Pluto you are going to ever learn on your life." ―Jon Stewart
while the Rose middle for Earth and house on the American Museum of typical heritage reclassified Pluto as an icy comet, the New York Times proclaimed on web page one, "Pluto no longer a Planet? in basic terms in New York." instantly, the general public, pros, and press have been making a choice on aspects over Pluto's planethood. Pluto is entrenched in our cultural and emotional view of the cosmos, and Neil deGrasse Tyson, award-winning writer and director of the Rose middle, is on a quest to find why. He stood on the center of the talk over Pluto's demotion, and accordingly Plutophiles have freely shared their evaluations with him, together with unending hate mail from third-graders. together with his inimitable wit, Tyson can provide a minihistory of planets, describes the outsized characters of the folk who examine them, and recounts how America's favourite planet used to be ousted from the cosmic hub. colour illustrations
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Staehle, Alan Stern, Ian shares, Mark Sykes, Madeline Trost, Taylor Williams, and Emerson York. Index Entries correspond to the print version of this publication. you should use your device’s seek functionality to find specific phrases within the textual content. web page numbers in italics check with illustrations. 1992 QB1, 53–55, fifty four 2000 EB173, eighty three 2003 UB313, see Eris 20000 Varuna, 89 28978 Ixion, 89 50000 Quaoar, ninety 90377 Sedna, 91–92, ninety one Abelson, Philip H. , 12 Abrams, Brooke, 112 “Account of a Comet” (Herschel), 22 Ackerman, Shelley, 148 Adams, John sofa, 23 Adler Planetarium, four, five A’Hearn, Michael, sixty nine, 70, 73–74, a hundred and five ethereal, George, 23 Aladdin, 147 Alpha Centauri, one hundred thirty five American Astronomical Society, eleven, eighty five, ninety, 102 American Dialect Society, 147 American Federation of Astrologers, 148 American Museum of average heritage, xi–xii, 15, sixty one, sixty nine, eighty one, eighty four, 122 Hayden Planetarium of, sixty one, sixty two, seventy five, eighty five, 86, 90–91, 102 Hayden Sphere at, sixty three, sixty three, seventy eight, seventy nine planet exhibitions at, 62–64, sixty three, 68–69, 75–76, 78–80, seventy nine, 96–97, 102–3, 104, 127 Rose heart of, see Rose heart for Earth and house Ames learn heart (NASA), ninety nine, a hundred Andersen, Johannes, 66–68 Apache element Observatory, 136 Apollo astronauts, forty-one Ariel, nine linked Press (AP), ninety eight, 147 asteroid belt, 30, fifty five, seventy one, seventy six, ninety six, 108, 158 asteroids, 28–31, 37, 39, 50, fifty one, fifty two, fifty two, seventy one, seventy three, 152 astrologers, 148–49 Astrological organization of significant Britain, 148 Astronomical magazine, 28 Atlanta Journal-Constitution,, 122 Atlantic per thirty days, sixty four Atlas statue, Rockefeller heart, four, 6 Atlas V rocket, forty-one, forty six atomic bomb, 12 auroras, 154 Barkstall trouble-free institution, 134 Berlin Observatory, 23, 28 Bianca, nine great Bang conception, fifty three, sixty two, seventy eight invoice Nye the technological know-how Guy®, forty four, forty five, 106, 131–32 Binzel, Richard, 34, 36, forty two, forty three, forty four, eighty two, 116 Blanco Telescope, Chile, 89 blink comparator, 25 Bodleian Library, nine Borowitz, Andy, 143–45 Borowitz file, 143–45 Boston Globe, ninety eight, 143 Brahic, André, 116 Brenner, Howard, 121 Briscoe, Tom, 60 Brown, Lilah, 141 Brown, Michael, ninety, 92–93, 141 Browne, Malcolm W. , 14 Brownlee, Don, 107 Burney, Venetia, 9–11, 10 Burns, Dan E. , 111 Bush, George W. , 80–81, 144–45 Caliban, nine California, college of, 12, 107 California Institute of expertise, 139–41 California legislature, 137–38, 179–80 Callisto, nine Cambridge convention community (CCNet), ninety eight, 101–2, 108, 171 Canciamilla, Joseph, 137, 179 Carnegie Institute of Washington, 107 primary Bureau of Astronomical Telegrams, sixty nine Ceres, 12, 28–31, sixty five, seventy one, seventy three, eighty three, 108, 116, 117, a hundred and twenty, 148, 152, 158 Cesarsky, Catherine, 116 “Chain Gang, The” (Disney), thirteen Chang, Kenneth, 80–83, 85–87 Charon, 27, 34–36, 36, 38, forty-one, forty four, forty seven, 50–51, 89, 116, 117, 118, 133, 148, 158 Chicago, college of, 60, sixty two Christy, James, 34, 36, 37, forty three, forty four Colbert, Stephen, 117 Colbert record, 117 Columbia college, 18, sixty two comets, 22, 23, 37, 39, 50, fifty two, seventy three, 152 Congress, U.