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Encyclopedia of the solar system

Encyclopedia of the solar system

Author: Lucy-Ann Adams McFadden; Paul Robert Weissman; Torrence V Johnson
Publisher: Amsterdam : Academic Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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: Encyclopedias
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lucy-Ann Adams McFadden; Paul Robert Weissman; Torrence V Johnson
ISBN: 9780120885893 0120885891
OCLC Number: 438983952
Description: XX, 966 str. : ilustr. ; 29 cm
Contents: Preface Foreword The Solar System and Its Place in the Galaxy The Origin of the Solar System A History of Solar System Studies The Sun The Solar Wind Mercury Venus: Atmosphere Venus: Surface and Interior Earth as a Planet: Atmosphere and Oceans Earth as a Planet: Surface and Interior The Sun-Earth Connection The Moon Meteorites Near-Earth Objects Mars Atmosphere: History and Surface Interaction Mars: Surface and Interior Mars: Landing Site Geology, Mineralogy, and Geochemistry Main-Belt Asteroids Planetary Satellites Atmospheres of the Giant Planets Interiors of the Giant Planets Io: The Volcanic Moon Europa Ganymede and Callisto Titan Triton Planetary Rings Planetary Magnetospheres Pluto and Charon Physics and Chemistry of Comets Cometary Dynamics Kuiper Belt: Dynamics Kuiper Belt Objects: Physical Studies Solar System Dust X-Rays in the Solar System The Solar System at Ultraviolet Wavelengths Infrared Views of the Solar System from Space The Solar System at Radio Wavelengths New Generation Optical/Infrared Telescopes Planetary Radar Semote Chemical Analysis Solar System Dynamics: Regular and Chaotic Motion Planetary Impacts Planetary Volcanism Planets and the Origin of Life Planetary Exploration Missions Extra-Solar Planets Appendices Glossary Index
Other Titles: Solar system
Responsibility: editors Lucy-Ann McFadden, Paul R. Weissman, Torrence V. Johnson.


Presents a framework for understanding the origin and evolution of the solar system, historical discoveries, and details about planetary bodies and how they interact.  Read more...
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"Encyclopedia of the Solar System, as a title, is almost on a par with The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and, come to the think of it, the content is almost as mind-blowing."-Satellite Evolution Read more...

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