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Encyclopedia of the solar system

Author: Lucy-Ann Adams McFadden; Paul Robert Weissman; T V Johnson
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Boston : Academic : Elsevier, 2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Long before Galileo published his discoveries about Jupiter, lunar craters, and the Milky Way in the Starry Messenger in 1610, people were fascinated with the planets and stars around them. That interest continues today, and scientists are making new discoveries at an astounding rate. Ancient lake beds on Mars, robotic spacecraft missions, and new definitions of planets now dominate the news. How can you take it all  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Encyclopédies
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lucy-Ann Adams McFadden; Paul Robert Weissman; T V Johnson
OCLC Number: 1132089890
Notes: Titre de l'écran-titre (visionné le 2 septembre 2009).
[Physique].
Description: 1 ressource en ligne (xx, 966 pages) : illustrations, cartes, fichiers PDF
Other Titles: Encyclopedia of the solar system (En ligne)
Responsibility: editors, Lucy-Ann McFadden, Paul R. Weissman and Torrence V. Johnson.

Abstract:

Long before Galileo published his discoveries about Jupiter, lunar craters, and the Milky Way in the Starry Messenger in 1610, people were fascinated with the planets and stars around them. That interest continues today, and scientists are making new discoveries at an astounding rate. Ancient lake beds on Mars, robotic spacecraft missions, and new definitions of planets now dominate the news. How can you take it all in? Start with the new Encyclopedia of the Solar System, Second Edition. This self-contained reference follows the trail blazed by the bestselling first edition. It provides a framework for understanding the origin and evolution of the solar system, historical discoveries, and details about planetary bodies and how they interact . It stands alone as the definitive work in this field, and will serve as a modern messenger of scientific discovery and provide a look into the future of our solar system.
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