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
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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 ?
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