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Encyclopedia of the Solar System

Encyclopedia of the Solar System

  • Author: Tilman Spohn,Doris Breuer,Torrence Johnson
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • ISBN: 0124160344
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 1336
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The Encyclopedia of the Solar System, Third Edition—winner of the 2015 PROSE Award in Cosmology & Astronomy from the Association of American Publishers—provides a framework for understanding the origin and evolution of the solar system, historical discoveries, and details about planetary bodies and how they interact—with an astounding breadth of content and breathtaking visual impact. The encyclopedia includes the latest explorations and observations, hundreds of color digital images and illustrations, and over 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. New additions to the third edition reflect the latest progress and growth in the field, including past and present space missions to the terrestrial planets, the outer solar systems and space telescopes used to detect extrasolar planets. Winner of the 2015 PROSE Award in Cosmology & Astronomy from the Association of American Publishers Presents 700 full-color digital images and diagrams from current space missions and observatories, bringing to life the content and aiding in the understanding and retention of key concepts. Includes a substantial appendix containing data on planetary missions, fundamental data of relevance for planets and satellites, and a glossary, providing immediately accessible mission data for ease of use in conducting further research or for use in presentations and instruction. Contains an extensive bibliography, providing a guide for deeper studies into broader aspects of the field and serving as an excellent entry point for graduate students aiming to broaden their study of planetary science.

Vacation Guide to the Solar System

Vacation Guide to the Solar System

Science for the Savvy Space Traveler!

  • Author: Olivia Koski,Jana Grcevich
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101993413
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 240
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Packed with real science and fueled by imagination, a beautifully illustrated guide to traveling in our solar system Imagine taking a hike along the windswept red plains of Mars to dig for signs of life, or touring one of Jupiter's sixty-four moons where you can photograph its swirling storms. For a shorter trip on a tight budget, the Moon is quite majestic and very quiet if you can make it during the off-season. Packed with full color illustrations and real-world science, Vacation Guide to the Solar System is the must-have planning guide for the curious space adventurer, covering all of the essentials for your next voyage, how to get there, and what to do when you arrive. Perfect for fans of Neil deGrasse Tyson's Astrophysics for People in a Hurry, this tongue-in-cheek reference guide is an imaginative exploration into the “What if” of space travel, sharing fascinating facts about space, the planets in our solar system, and even some moons!

Exploring the Solar System

Exploring the Solar System

  • Author: Peter Bond
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1444351087
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 456
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The exploration of our solar system is one of humanity′s greatest scientific achievements. The last fifty years in particular have seen huge steps forward in our understanding of the planets, the sun, and other objects in the solar system. Whilst planetary science is now a mature discipline – involving geoscientists, astronomers, physicists, and others many profound mysteries remain, and there is indeed still the tantalizing possibility that we may find evidence of life on another planet in our system.Drawing upon the latest results from the second golden age of Solar System exploration, author Peter Bond provides an authoritative and up–to–date account of the planets, satellites and smaller debris that orbit the Sun. Written in an informal style, with minimal use of mathematics, this book is the ideal introductory text for non–science students and other readers with little or no science background. With the aid of numerous illustrations, many in full colour, this exciting book brings to life the weird and wonderful worlds that populate our corner of the Universe. This book: Assumes no background in physics , astronomy or mathematics Carefully explains key concepts Gives balanced coverage to areas of controversy or uncertainty in planetary science Is in in full color throughout and richly illustrated An interview with Peter can be found at http://wisciblog.com/2012/02/28/exploring–the–solar–system/

Lives of the Planets

Lives of the Planets

A Natural History of the Solar System

  • Author: Richard Corfield
  • Publisher: Basic Books
  • ISBN: 0465008429
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 304
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Lives of the Planets describes a scientific field in the midst of a revolution. Planetary science has mainly been a descriptive science, but it is becoming increasingly experimental. The space probes that went up between the 1960s and 1990s were primarily generalists-they collected massive amounts of information so that scientists could learn what questions to pursue. But recent missions have become more focused: Scientists know better what information they want and how to collect it. Even now probes are on their way to Mercury, Venus, Mars, and Pluto, with Europa-one of Jupiter’s moons-on the agenda. In a sweeping look into the manifold objects inhabiting the depths of space, Lives of the Planets delves into the mythology and the knowledge humanity has built over the ages. Placing our current understanding in historical context, Richard Corfield explores the seismic shifts in planetary astronomy and probes why we must change our perspective of our place in the universe. In our era of extraordinary discovery, this is the first comprehensive survey of this new understanding and the history of how we got here.

The Solar System

The Solar System

  • Author: Thomas Dick
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Astronomy
  • Page: 192
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The Cambridge Guide to the Solar System

The Cambridge Guide to the Solar System

  • Author: Kenneth R. Lang
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1139494171
  • Category: Science
  • Page: N.A
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Richly illustrated with full-color images, this book is a comprehensive, up-to-date description of the planets, their moons, and recent exoplanet discoveries. This second edition of a now classic reference is brought up to date with fascinating new discoveries from 12 recent Solar System missions. Examples include water on the Moon, volcanism on Mercury's previously unseen half, vast buried glaciers on Mars, geysers on Saturn's moon Enceladus, lakes of hydrocarbons on Titan, encounter with asteroid Itokawa, and sample return from comet Wild 2. The book is further enhanced by hundreds of striking new images of the planets and moons. Written at an introductory level appropriate for undergraduate and high-school students, it provides fresh insights that appeal to anyone with an interest in planetary science. A website hosted by the author contains all the images in the book with an overview of their importance. A link to this can be found at www.cambridge.org/solarsystem.

How to Read the Solar System: A Guide to the Stars and Planets

How to Read the Solar System: A Guide to the Stars and Planets

  • Author: Paul Abel,Brian May
  • Publisher: Pegasus Books
  • ISBN: 1605987557
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 320
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A fresh and essential guide to understanding and interpreting the wonders of our solar system, from two intrepid young astronomers who are the hosts of the popular BBC television series The Sky at Night. What exactly is the solar system? We've all learned the basics at school but do we really understand what we are seeing in the night sky? Expert astronomers Chris North and Paul Abel provide a fascinating guided tour of our solar system and explain its many wonders. They look at all the major players, including our more familiar cosmic neighbors—the Sun, the planets and their moons—as well as the occasional visitors to our planet—asteroids, meteors and comets—in addition to distant stars and what might lie beyond our solar system, including the mysterious Earth Mark II. North and Abel recount the history of how our solar system came to be, and the myths that once shaped astronomy. Through their cogent explanations of the latest scientific discoveries, they reveal how any amateur astronomer can view and interpret the solar system and enrich their understanding of our universe.

The Solar System

The Solar System

  • Author: Therese Encrenaz,Jean-Pierre Bibring,M. Blanc,Maria-Antonietta Barucci,Francoise Roques,Philippe Zarka
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 3662104032
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 514
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In this third corrected and revised edition students and lecturers in astronomy and planetary science as well as planet observers will find a mine of up-to-date information on the solar system and its interaction with the interplanetary medium, its various objects, comparative planetology, discussion of questions for further research and future space exploration.

The Solar System

The Solar System

A Descriptive Treatise Upon the Sun, Moon, and Planets, Including an Account of All the Recent Discoveries

  • Author: John Russell Hind
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Solar system
  • Page: 198
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The Solar System

The Solar System

  • Author: Howard K. Trammel
  • Publisher: Childrens Press
  • ISBN: 9780531228050
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 48
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An introduction to the solar system, discussing the sun and planets, the origins of the solar system, and shooting stars, and looking at how scientists are exploring outer space.

Beyond the Solar System

Beyond the Solar System

Exploring Galaxies, Black Holes, Alien Planets, and More; a History with 21 Activities

  • Author: Mary Kay Carson
  • Publisher: Chicago Review Press
  • ISBN: 1613745443
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 127
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Traces the evolution of mankind's astronomical knowledge from its origins to current findings, and features educational projects, profiles of famous astronomers, and a timeline of major discoveries.

An Introduction to the Solar System

An Introduction to the Solar System

  • Author: David A. Rothery,Neil McBride,Iain Gilmour
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1108359787
  • Category: Science
  • Page: N.A
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Ongoing advances in Solar System exploration continue to reveal its splendour and diversity in remarkable detail. This undergraduate-level textbook presents fascinating descriptions and colour images of the bodies in the Solar System, the processes that occur upon and within them, and their origins and evolution. It highlights important concepts and techniques in boxed summaries, while questions and exercises are embedded at appropriate points throughout the text, with full solutions provided. Written and edited by a team of practising planetary scientists, this third edition has been updated to reflect our current knowledge. It is ideal for introductory courses on the subject, and is suitable for self-study. The text is supported by online resources, hosted at www.cambridge.org/solarsystem3, which include selected figures from the book, self-assessment questions and sample tutor assignments, with outlines of suggested answers.

The Solar System

The Solar System

  • Author: Kris Hirschmann
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780439676496
  • Category: Solar system
  • Page: 32
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An introduction to the planets of our solar system and other features such as asteroids, meteoroids, comets, and moons.

The Solar System

The Solar System

  • Author: Anna Claybourne
  • Publisher: Evans Brothers
  • ISBN: 9780237527266
  • Category: Solar system
  • Page: 47
  • View: 3871
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'The Solar System' investigates the area of space of which planet Earth is part, including the planets that orbit our sun, their moons and other features. It also looks at comets, asteroids and meteorites, including the chances of one hitting Earth.

13 Planets

13 Planets

The Latest View of the Solar System

  • Author: David A. Aguilar
  • Publisher: National Geographic Books
  • ISBN: 1426307713
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 60
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Profiles each of the planets in Earth's solar system, including Pluto, Ceres, Eris, Haumea, MakeMake, the sun, the Oort cloud, comets, and more.

Wonders of the Solar System

Wonders of the Solar System

  • Author: Professor Brian Cox,Andrew Cohen
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK
  • ISBN: 0007412282
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 256
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Recommended for viewing on a colour tablet. In Wonders of the Solar System – the book of the acclaimed BBC TV series – Professor Brian Cox will take us on a journey of discovery where alien worlds from your imagination become places we can see, feel and visit.

Discovering the Solar System

Discovering the Solar System

  • Author: Barrie W. Jones
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 047051079X
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 470
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Discovering the Solar System, Second Edition covers the Sun, the planets, their satellites and the host of smaller bodies that orbit the Sun. This book offers a comprehensive introduction to the subject for science students, and examines the discovery, investigation and modelling of these bodies. Following a thematic approach, chapters cover interiors, surfaces and the atmospheres of major bodies, including the Earth. The book starts with an overview of the Solar System and its origin, and then takes a look at small bodies, such as asteroids, comets and meteorites. Carefully balancing breadth of coverage with depth, Discovering the Solar System, Second Edition: Offers a comprehensive introduction, assuming little prior knowledge Includes full coverage of each planet, as well as the moon, Europa and Titan. The Second Edition includes new material on exoplanetary systems, and a general update throughout. Presents latest results from the Mars Rover and Cassini-Huygens missions Includes a colour plate section Contains ‘stop and think’ questions embedded in the text to aid understanding, along with questions at the end of major sections. Answers are provided at the end of the book. Provides summaries at the end of each chapter, and a glossary at the end of the book Praise for the First Edition: "(...) essential reading for all undergraduate students (...) and for those at a more advanced level approaching the subject for the first time." THE SCIENCE BOOK BOARD BOOK REVIEW “One of the best books on the solar system I have seen. The general accuracy and quality of the content is excellent.” JOURNAL OF THE BRITISH ASTRONOMICAL ASSOCIATION

The Solar System

The Solar System

  • Author: Kenneth Walsh
  • Publisher: Teacher Created Materials
  • ISBN: 1433336332
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 28
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Introduces the solar system, discussing the sun, planets, and orbits and rotation.

Moons of the Solar System

Moons of the Solar System

An Illustrated Encyclopedia

  • Author: John Stewart
  • Publisher: McFarland Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780786473908
  • Category: History
  • Page: 244
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The first half of this book is devoted to earth's moon ("Luna"). General statistical data are followed by an alphabetical listing of such subjects as eclipses, lunar spacecraft landings, phenomena, mapping, and the hundreds of small and large surface features with the sources of their names. The second half is about the 66 other known moons of the solar system, arranged alphabetically according to their accepted names as of February 1991. Each description includes the size of the moon, date of discovery and other statistical information. The photographs are supplied by the U.S. Geological Survey (Department of the Interior), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Physics of the Solar System

Physics of the Solar System

Dynamics and Evolution, Space Physics, and Spacetime Structure

  • Author: B. Bertotti,Paolo Farinella,David Vokrouhlický
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9781402014284
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 701
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This volume covers most areas in the physics of the solar system, with special emphasis on gravitational dynamics; its gist is the rational, in particular mathematical, understanding of the main processes at work. Special stress is given to the variety of objects in the planetary system and their long-term evolution. The unique character of this book is its breadth and depth, which aims at bringing the reader to the threshold of original research; however, special chapters and introductory sections are included for the benefit of the beginner. The volume is generally suitable for post-graduate students and researchers in physics, especially in the field related to the solar system. A large amount of figures and diagrams is included, often compiled with real data.