outer planet

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n outer planet (astronomy) a major planet whose orbit is outside the asteroid belt (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto)
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Quotations

  • William S. Burroughs
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    “After one look at this planet any visitor from outer space would say I WANT TO SEE THE MANAGER.”

Usage

In literature:

Then came a snap on Lake Le Barge, when the cold of outer space smote the tip of the planet, and the force ranged sixty and odd degrees below zero.
"The Faith of Men" by Jack London
For consider the facts which characterise the movements of an outer planet such as Mars.
"Great Astronomers" by R. S. Ball
In the case of the outer planets the answer to our question must be in the negative.
"Side-lights on Astronomy and Kindred Fields of Popular Science" by Simon Newcomb
At times, when I am calmer, I have wondered what became of the outer planets of the Solar System.
"The House on the Borderland" by William Hope Hodgson
The inner planets are small in comparison with the outer.
"A Trip to Venus" by John Munro
The outer planets are slightly less conspicuous than they are to us, owing to increase of distance.
"Other Worlds" by Garrett P. Serviss
Another fifteen years saw colonization of most of the moons of the outer planets.
"Man of Many Minds" by E. Everett Evans
And the outer planets are so far away that I think we had better wait till later trips.
"The Black Star Passes" by John W Campbell
We'd better make the limits of your sovereignty the orbit of the outer planet of this system.
"A Slave is a Slave" by Henry Beam Piper
The useless outer planet remained a lush green, save for its seas.
"Talents, Incorporated" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
Yet these outer planets awaken an interest of a most special kind.
"The Story of the Heavens" by Robert Stawell Ball
It is calculated that the particles in the outer edge of the next ring complete one revolution round the planet in 14 hours and 28 seconds.
"To Mars via The Moon" by Mark Wicks
The outer planets appear to be still in a state of vapour.
"The Beauties of Nature" by Sir John Lubbock
Could it be an outer planet?
"Pioneers of Science" by Oliver Lodge
Outer, gas-giant planets floated even more deliberately in larger paths.
"The Hate Disease" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
We have examples of these in the giant outer planets.
"Youth" by Isaac Asimov
Speaking loosely, we may say that each outer planet is twice as far from the Sun as is the next inner one.
"Eureka:" by Edgar A. Poe
But his formula required rare elements found only in the outer planets.
"The World with a Thousand Moons" by Edmond Hamilton
The last thing he had expected to find on this planet of Venus was anyone who spoke one of the tongues common on the Outer Planets!
"The Golden Amazons of Venus" by John Murray Reynolds
If we were to begin from the outer planets, Jupiter, &c., analogy might seem to require that all planets have satellites.
"The Plurality of Worlds" by William Whewell
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In poetry:

Where it may serve creation's end,
And 'mong the planets roll,
True to the laws of gravity
That marks its outer pole.
"Needs And Powers" by Jared Barhite

In news:

Canon Law and Planet 9 From Outer Space.
With results that seem more like fantasy than science, experiments simulating the heat and pressures within the gaseous outer planets suggest they may be diamond factories.
They are establishing systems to monitor our entire planet continuously, from the outer fringes of the atmosphere to the deepest seabed .
The site's 122-foot-high aluminum vacuum chamber, the biggest on the planet, simulates the harsh conditions of outer space.
Faster Ion Drives Thanks to the Dual Stage 4 Grid (DS4G) ion thruster—faster and more fuel-efficient than its predecessors—the outer planets are a little closer.
The Ringed Planet In this composite photograph compiled from images produced by Cassini in 2006, the Earth appears as a tiny pinprick of light in the upper left between Saturn 's outer rings.
Visit Pluto's moon or other outer planets.
Recent discoveries suggest that planets larger than Pluto may exist in the outer reaches of our solar system .
Recent discoveries suggest that planets larger than Pluto may exist in the outer reaches of our solar system.
Planet Earth looks like a perfect sphere from outer space, but that can be deceiving.
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In science:

In our case, the initial orbital parameters of the planetesimals in the outer belt can affect the ability of planets to scatter them inwards.
Scattering of small bodies by planets: a potential origin for exozodiacal dust ?
However, we do not anticipate that the planet fully clears its chaotic zone, given that our initial simulations (Fig. 1) showed that some particles in the outer regions of the chaotic zone were only scattered after 10, 000T pl, i.e. longer than expected timescales for planet formation.
Scattering of small bodies by planets: a potential origin for exozodiacal dust ?
A more realistic planetary system is one in which there are multiple planets and the outer planetesimal belt is significantly further from the star.
Scattering of small bodies by planets: a potential origin for exozodiacal dust ?
The width of the outer belt is in essence unimportant, as long as it is greater than the planet’s chaotic zone.
Scattering of small bodies by planets: a potential origin for exozodiacal dust ?
The outer planet controls the amount, and the rate, at which material is scattered into the inner planetary system.
Scattering of small bodies by planets: a potential origin for exozodiacal dust ?
Thus, the outer planet dominates the scattering rates, whilst the inner planets modify these rates slightly by controlling how long it takes for particles to be passed inwards to the exozodi.
Scattering of small bodies by planets: a potential origin for exozodiacal dust ?
The outer planet scatters planetesimals as it sculpts the inner edge of the planetesimal belt.
Scattering of small bodies by planets: a potential origin for exozodiacal dust ?
We considered in detail two systems with observed outer belts and exozodi, and we hypothesise that there may be as yet undetected planets orbiting between the observed exozodi and outer belt.
Scattering of small bodies by planets: a potential origin for exozodiacal dust ?
After the encounter, mass is stripped from the planet through the inner (L1 ) and outer Lagrange point (L2 ) and forms the two tidal streams.
On the Survivability and Metamorphism of Tidally Disrupted Giant Planets: the Role of Dense Cores
Not surprisingly, the energy deposited into the inner tidal stream is always greater than that deposited into the outer stream due to the asymmetric tidal forces, with the degree of asymmetry depending on the ratio between the star and the planet’s masses.
On the Survivability and Metamorphism of Tidally Disrupted Giant Planets: the Role of Dense Cores
Completeness of (A1) is questioned since only inner planet range data has been used in arriving at the conclusion, whereas the spacecraft displaying the anomaly are invariably at r > 1.3 AU and generally about or beyond the outer planet distances.
The correct analysis and explanation of the Pioneer-Galileo anomalies
This tends to trigger the scattering of any nearby bodies, including other would-be giant planet cores; it has been shown in past work that the typical outcome is an outer planetary system very similar to our own.
Large scattering events and the formation of planetary systems
Here, we show that the gravitational scattering accompanying the formation of gas giant planets can also produce, in some cases, outer planets with semima jor axes much larger than those in the Solar System, and eccentricities which remain high for tens of millions of years.
Large scattering events and the formation of planetary systems
If so, then passing stars can efficiently excite the eccentricities of the outer bodies in the system, and the eccentricity disturbance can then propagate inward via secular interactions between the planets or planetesimals, much like a wave.
Extrasolar Planet Orbits and Eccentricities
Unlike the subsequent Voyager missions to the outer planets, the Pioneers used spin stabilization, which maintains a spacecraft’s orientation without frequent use of thrusters.
Origin of the Blueshift in Signals from Pioneer 10 and 11
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