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Encyclopedia Britannica
Astronomy Encyclopedia
Sci Ref QB14 .A875 2002

Astrophysical Formulae
Sci Ref QB461 .L36 2006

Cambridge Guide to the Solar System
Sci Ref QB501 .L24 2011

The Cambridge Illustrated Dictionary of Astronomy
Sci Ref QB14 .M553 2007

The Cambridge Photographic Atlas of the Planets
Sci Ref QB605 .B74

The Cambridge Photographic Guide to the Planets
Sci Ref QB605 .T39 2001

The Cambridge Planetary Handbook
Sci Ref QB601 .B36 2000

Chronological Encyclopedia of Discoveries in Space
Sci Ref QB500.262 .Z56 2000

Encyclopedia of Astronomy and Astrophysics

Encyclopedia of Planetary Sciences
Sci Ref QB600.2 .E53 1997

Encyclopedia of Space Exploration
Sci Ref QB500.262 .A54 2000

Encyclopedia of the Solar System
Sci Ref QB501 .E53 1999

Space Sciences 4 vols.
Sci Ref QB500 .S63 2002

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European Space Agency
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International Astronomical Union
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