News from the Planets

  • Patrick Moore


It sometimes seems strange to realise that the Space Age began only in October 1957, with the ascent of Russia’s Sputnik 1 – an event which was by no means universally popular in the USA. Remember, this was the time of the Cold War; the USSR was a super power, and the American space programme was in trouble.


Kuiper Belt South Polar Region Super Power Arecibo Observatory High Mountain Ridge 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Patrick Moore
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  1. 1.FarthingsSelseyUK

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