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NASA Technical Memorandum

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Cohesive Attraction and the formation of worlds

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Moons A Very Short Introduction

Author : David A. Rothery
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Proving to be both varied and fascinating, moons are far more common than planets in our Solar System. Our own Moon has had a profound influence on Earth, not only through tidal effects, but even on the behaviour of some marine animals. Many remarkable things have been discovered about the moons of the giant outer planets from Voyager, Galileo, Cassini, and other spacecraft. Scientists have glimpsed volcanic activity on Io, found oceans of water on Titan, and captured photos of icy geysers bursting from Enceladus. It looks likely that microbial life beyond the Earth may be discovered on a moon rather than a planet. In this Very Short Introduction David Rothery introduces the reader to the moons of our Solar System, beginning with the early discoveries of Galileo and others, describing their variety of mostly mythological names, and the early use of Jupiter's moons to establish position at sea and to estimate the speed of light. Rothery discusses the structure, formation, and influence of our Moon, and those of the other planets, and ends with the recent discovery of moons orbiting asteroids, whilst looking forward to the possibility of finding moons of exoplanets in planetary systems far beyond our own. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Velocity Modification for Earth Capture of an Astronomical Body in the Solar System

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The American Journal of Science

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The Soviet American Conference on Cosmochemistry of the Moon and Planets

Author : John H Pomeroy
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Enceladus and the Icy Moons of Saturn

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With active geysers coating its surface with dazzlingly bright ice crystals, Saturn’s large moon Enceladus is one of the most enigmatic worlds in our solar system. Underlying this activity are numerous further discoveries by the Cassini spacecraft, tantalizing us with evidence that Enceladus harbors a subsurface ocean of liquid water. Enceladus is thus newly realized as a forefront candidate among potentially habitable ocean worlds in our own solar system, although it is only one of a family of icy moons orbiting the giant ringed planet, each with its own story. As a new volume in the Space Science Series, Enceladus and the Icy Moons of Saturn brings together nearly eighty of the world’s top experts writing more than twenty chapters to set the foundation for what we currently understand, while building the framework for the highest-priority questions to be addressed through ongoing spacecraft exploration. Topics include the physics and processes driving the geologic and geophysical phenomena of icy worlds, including, but not limited to, ring-moon interactions, interior melting due to tidal heating, ejection and reaccretion of vapor and particulates, ice tectonics, and cryovolcanism. By contextualizing each topic within the profusion of puzzles beckoning from among Saturn’s many dozen moons, Enceladus and the Icy Moons of Saturn synthesizes planetary processes on a broad scale to inform and propel both seasoned researchers and students toward achieving new advances in the coming decade and beyond.

Bibliography of Lunar and Planetary Research Supplement No 3 1967

Author : John W. Salisbury
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A bibliography of lunar and planetary research articles published during 1967 is presented with both subject and author listings. The major subject categories are: astrobiology, comets, meteorite craters and cratering effects, meteors and meteorites, the moon, origin of the solar system, the planets, and tektites. Each article is abstracted.

Sample Return Missions to Small Bodies

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Nature

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Considerations of the Motion of a Small Body in the Vicinity of the Stable Libration Points of the Earth moon System

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On the basis of a first-order analysis of the equations of motion of the restricted three-body problem, an explicit solution is obtained for the position and velocity components of the motion as a function of the initial conditions. The analytical results are compared with results obtained by numerical integration.

The Principles of Mechanics and the Elements of Machinery

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Exploration of Small Bodies in the Solar System

Author : COSPAR. Scientific Commission B. B1.2 Symposium (Nagoya, Japan)
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Small Bodies Exploration

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Worlds Without End

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Discusses the search for new planets, examines evidence of planets orbiting distant suns, and speculates on the possibility of life on distant planets

Knowledge

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Observations and Physical Properties of Small Solar System Bodies

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Magill s Survey of Science Planetary orbits Stability

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The Evolution of the Small Bodies of the Solar System

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Lunar and Planetary Science

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