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Orbiting the Sun: Planets and Satellites of the Solar System (The Harvard Books on Astronomy) Paperback – June 1, 1986

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  • Paperback: 351 pages
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press (June 1, 1986)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0674641264
  • ISBN-13: 978-0674641266
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.1 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,833,077 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews


Fred Whipple has devoted his life to the objects circling the sun and no one can describe and discuss them more urbanely, delightfully, and accurately--and no ones has, as Orbiting the Sun unmistakably shows. (Isaac Asimov)

About the Author

Fred L. Whipple is Phillips Professor of Astronomy, Emeritus, Harvard University, and Senior Scientist, Emeritus, Smithsonian Institution Astrophysical Observatory.

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