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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: Burlington : Academic Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2. 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: Encyclopedias
Encyclopédies
Additional Physical Format: Print:
Encyclopedia of the Solar System - 2nd ed
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lucy-Ann Adams McFadden; Paul Robert Weissman; Torrence V Johnson
OCLC Number: 939255622
Description: 1 online resource (online resource (xx, 966 s.)) : illustrations, kart
Contents: Ch. 1 The Solar System and Its Place in the Galaxy / Paul R. Weissman --
Ch. 2 The Origin of the Solar System / John E. Chambers, Alex N. Halliday --
Ch. 3 A History of Solar System Studies / David Leverington --
Ch. 4 The Sun / Markus J. Aschwanden --
Ch. 5 The Solar Wind / John T. Gosling --
Ch. 6 Mercury / Robert G. Strom --
Ch. 7 Venus: Atmosphere / Donald M. Hunten --
Ch. 8 Venus: Surface and Interior / Suzanne E. Smrekar, Ellen R. Stofan --
Ch. 9 Earth as a Planet: Atmosphere and Oceans / Timothy E. Dowling, Adam P. Showman --
Ch. 10 Earth as a planet: Surface and Interior / David C. Pieri, Adam M. Dziewonski --
Ch. 11 The sun-earth Connection / J.G. Luhmann, S.C. Solomon --
Ch. 12 The Moon / Stuart Ross Taylor --
Ch. 13 Meteorites / Michael E. Lipschutz, Ludolf Schultz --
Ch. 14 Near-Earth Objects / Lucy A. McFadden, Richard P. Binzel --
Ch. 15 Mars Atmosphere: History and Surface Interactions / David C. Catling, Conway Leovy --
Ch. 16 Mars: Surface and Interior / Michael H. Carr --
Ch. 17 Mars: Landing Site Geology, Mineralogy and Geochemistry / Matthew P. Golombek, Harry Y. McSween Jr. --
Ch. 18 Main-Belt Asteroids / Daniel T. Britt, Br. Guy Colsolmagno, Larry Lebofsky --
Ch. 19 Planetary Satellites / Bonnie J. Buratti, Thomas Peter C. --
Ch. 20 Atmospheres of the Giant Planets / West Robert A. Ch. 21 Interiors of the Giant Planets / Mark S. Marley, Jonathan J. Fortney --
Ch. 22 Io: The Volcanic Moon / Rosaly M.C. Lopes --
Ch. 23 Europa / Louise M. Prockter, Robert T. Pappalardo --
Ch. 24 Ganymede and Callisto / Geoffrey Collins, Torrence Johnson --
Ch. 25 Titan / Athena Coustenis --
Ch. 26 Triton / William B. McKinnon, Randolph L. Kirk --
Ch. 27 Planetary Rings / Carolyn C. Porco, Douglas P. Hamilton --
Ch. 28 Planetary Magnetospheres / Margaret Galland Kivelson, Fran Bagenal --
Ch. 29 Pluto / S. Alan Stern --
Ch. 30 Physics and Chemistry of Comets / John C. Brandt --
Ch. 31 Comet Populations and Cometary Dynamics / Harold F. Levison, Luke Dones --
Ch. 32 Kuiper Belt: Dynamics / Alessandro Morbidelli, Harold F. Levison --
Ch. 33 Kuiper Belt Objects: Physical Studies / Stephen C. Tegler --
Ch. 34 Solar System Dust / Eberhard Grün --
Ch. 35 X-Rays in the Solar System / Anil Bhardwaj, Carey M. Lisse --
Ch. 36 The Solar System at Ultraviolet Wavelengths / Amanda R. Hendrix, Robert M. Nelson, Deborah L. Domingue --
Ch. 37 Infrared Views of the Solar System from Space / Mark V. Sykes --
Ch. 38 The Solar System at Radio Wavelengths / Imke de Pater, William S. Kurth --
Ch. 39 New Generation Ground-Based Optical/Infrared Telescopes / Alan T. Tokunaga, Robert Jedicke --
Ch. 40 Planetary Radar / Steven J. Ostro --
Ch. 41 Remote Chemical Sensing Using Nuclear Spectroscopy / Thomas H. Prettyman --
Ch. 42 Solar System Dynamics: Regular and Chaotic Motion / Jack J. Lissauer, Carl D. Murray --
Ch. 43 Planetary Impacts / Richard A.F. Grieve, Mark J. Cintala, Roald Tagle --
Ch. 44 Planetary Volcanism / Lionel Wilson --
Ch. 45 Astrobiology / Christopher P. McKay, Wanda L. Davis --
Ch. 46 Planetary Exploration Missions / James D. Burke --
Ch. 47 Extrasolar Planets / Michael Endl, William D. Cochran.
Responsibility: editors: Lucy-Ann McFadden, Paul R. Weissman, 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 - and has jumped light years ahead in terms of new information and visual impact. Offering more than 50% new material, the Encyclopedia includes the latest explorations and observations, hundreds of new color digital images and illustrations, and more than 1,000 pages. 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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