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Encyclopedia of the Solar System

Encyclopedia of the Solar System

  • Author: Lucy-Ann McFadden,Torrence Johnson,Paul Weissman
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • ISBN: 9780080474984
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 992
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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 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. · Forty-seven chapters from 75+ eminent authors review fundamental topics as well as new models, theories, and discussions · Each entry is detailed and scientifically rigorous, yet accessible to undergraduate students and amateur astronomers · More than 700 full-color digital images and diagrams from current space missions and observatories amplify the chapters · Thematic chapters provide up-to-date coverage, including a discussion on the new International Astronomical Union (IAU) vote on the definition of a planet · Information is easily accessible with numerous cross-references and a full glossary and index

Appreciate Our Solar System

Appreciate Our Solar System

  • Author: Phil Sciotti
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse
  • ISBN: 1434337111
  • Category: Solar system
  • Page: 29
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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.

The Solar System

The Solar System

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

The Solar System

  • Author: Laura Hamilton Waxman
  • Publisher: Lerner Publications
  • ISBN: 0761359338
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 48
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Presents an introduction to the solar system, describing the Sun, the eight planets, and its other bodies such as dwarf planets and asteroids, and the history of the study of the solar system.

Our Solar System

Our Solar System

  • Author: Karen Kwitter,Steven Souza
  • Publisher: Walch Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780825137631
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 94
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Reproducible activities designed to engage students' minds as they observe, investigate & examine the nature of the planets & other extraterrestrial objects.

Ultraviolet Radiation in the Solar System

Ultraviolet Radiation in the Solar System

  • Author: M. Vázquez,Arnold Hanslmeier
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9781402037269
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 380
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In the history of science the opening up of a new observational or experimental window is always followed by an increase in knowledge of the subject concerned. This is also the case with the subject of this book, ultraviolet radiation (hereafter UV). In principle, the ultraviolet range might be just one more of these windows, of no particular importance. However, the energy per UV photon provides the main peculiarity, its magnitude being great enough to produce important ch- ical reactions in the atmospheres of planets and satellites, thereby a?ecting the transmission of this radiation to the ground. The Sun is the main natural source of UV radiation in the Solar System and our planet is the body where its in?uences can be best tested and the only one where its relation with life can be studied. However, the terrestrial atmosphere blocksmostofthephotonsinthiselectromagneticrangeandastronomershavehad to develop various techniques (balloons, planes and rockets) to cross this barrier and access the information. These tools have been used in parallel to investigate the physical properties of the terrestrial atmosphere and the interaction of its constituents with light. This book will addresses most of these topics.

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.

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: Lorraine Egan Hopping
  • Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP
  • ISBN: 9780836833720
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 32
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Discusses our solar system, including its planets, moons, asteroids, comets, and more.

The cosmogony of the solar system

The cosmogony of the solar system

  • Author: Fred Hoyle (Sir.)
  • Publisher: Enslow Publishers
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 168
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The Solar System

The Solar System

  • Author: Gregory L. Vogt
  • Publisher: Capstone
  • ISBN: 9780736834599
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 24
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"Describes the Sun, planets, and other objects in the solar system."

Volcanoes of the Solar System

Volcanoes of the Solar System

  • Author: Charles Frankel
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521477703
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 232
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Nothing can be more breathtaking than the spectacle of a volcano erupting. Space-age lunar and planetary missions offer us an unprecedented perspective on volcanism. Starting with the Earth, Volcanoes of the Solar System takes the reader on a guided tour of the terrestrial planets and moons and their volcanic features. We see lunar lava fields through the eyes of the Apollo astronauts, and take an imaginary hike up the Martian slopes of Olympus Mons--the tallest volcano in the solar system. Complemented by over 150 photographs, this comprehensive and lucid account of volcanoes describes the most recent data on the unique and varied volcanic features of Venus and updates our knowledge on the prodigiously active volcanoes of Io. A member of the Association of European Volcanologists, Charles Frankel has directed documentary films on geology, astronomy and space exploration and has authored a number of articles on the earth sciences.

The Solar System

The Solar System

  • Author: Anna Claybourne
  • Publisher: Evans Brothers
  • ISBN: 9780237527266
  • Category: Solar system
  • Page: 47
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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.

Is Pluto a Planet?

Is Pluto a Planet?

A Historical Journey Through the Solar System

  • Author: David Andrew Weintraub
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 9780691123486
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 254
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Introduces the historical, philosophical, and physical aspects of the definition of "planet," and applies them to Pluto.

The Solar System

The Solar System

  • Author: Dana Meachen Rau
  • Publisher: Capstone
  • ISBN: 9780756500368
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 32
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Contains photographs, text, on the solar system.

The Solar System

The Solar System

  • Author: Kenneth Walsh
  • Publisher: Teacher Created Materials
  • ISBN: 9780743983600
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 24
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Provides information on the planets that make up our solar system and their relationship with Earth. This book is at a reading level of 2.6 with a word count of 607.

The Solar System

The Solar System

  • Author: Michael A. Seeds,Dana Backman
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 1111990654
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 464
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Fascinating, engaging, and extremely visual, THE SOLAR SYSTEM Eighth Edition emphasizes the scientific method throughout as it guides students to answer two fundamental questions: What are we? And how do we know? Updated with the newest developments and latest discoveries in the exciting study of astronomy, authors Michael Seeds and Dana Backman discuss the interplay between evidence and hypothesis, while providing not only fact but also a conceptual framework for understanding the logic of science. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Physics and Chemistry of the Solar System

Physics and Chemistry of the Solar System

  • Author: John Lewis
  • Publisher: Academic Press
  • ISBN: 0323145841
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 566
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Physics and Chemistry of the Solar System focuses on planetary physics and chemistry. This book consists of 12 chapters. Chapters I to IV cover the general properties and environment of the planetary system. The solar system beyond Mars is elaborated in Chapters V to VIII, while the inner solar system is considered in Chapters XI to XII. In these chapters, this compilation specifically discusses the limitations on big bang nucleosynthesis; structure and classification of galaxies; and mass and angular momentum distribution. The radio wave propagation in space plasmas; interiors of Jupiter and Saturn; density and composition of icy satellites; and evaporation and non-gravitational forces are also deliberated. This text also explains the physical properties of meteorites; geology of the Moon; geophysical data on Mars; and search for extraterrestrial intelligence. This publication is a good reference for first-year graduate students who intend to take graduate courses in specialized areas of planetary sciences, as well as practicing Ph.D. scientists with training in physics, chemistry, geology, astronomy, meteorology, and biology.

New Frontiers in the Solar System

New Frontiers in the Solar System

An Integrated Exploration Strategy

  • Author: Space Studies Board,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences
  • Publisher: National Academies Press
  • ISBN: 0309559022
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 223
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Solar system exploration is that grand human endeavor which reaches out through interplanetary space to discover the nature and origins of the system of planets in which we live and to learn whether life exists beyond Earth. It is an international enterprise involving scientists, engineers, managers, politicians, and others, sometimes working together and sometimes in competition, to open new frontiers of knowledge. It has a proud past, a productive present, and an auspicious future. This survey was requested by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to determine the contemporary nature of solar system exploration and why it remains a compelling activity today. A broad survey of the state of knowledge was requested. In addition NASA asked for the identifcation of the top-level scientific questions to guide its ongoing program and a prioritized list of the most promising avenues for flight investigations and supporting ground-based activities.