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.

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.

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


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.

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.

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

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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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.

The Origin and Evolution of the Solar System


Author: Michael M. Woolfson
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420033359
Category: Science
Page: 420
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The origin of the solar system has been a matter of speculation for many centuries, and since the time of Newton it has been possible to apply scientific principles to the problem. A succession of theories, starting with that of Pierre Laplace in 1796, has gained general acceptance, only to fall from favor due to its contradiction in some basic scientific principle or new heavenly observation. Modern observations by spacecraft of the solar system, the stars, and extra-solar planetary systems continuously provide new information that may be helpful in finding a plausible theory as well as present new constraints for any such theory to satisfy. The Origin and Evolution of the Solar System begins by describing historical (pre-1950) theories and illustrating why they became unacceptable. The main part of the book critically examines five extant theories, including the current paradigm, the solar nebula theory, to determine how well they fit with accepted scientific principles and observations. This analysis shows that the solar nebula theory satisfies the principles and observational constraints no better than its predecessors. The capture theory put forward by the author fares better and also indicates an initial scenario leading to a causal series of events that explain all the major features of 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.

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.

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

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.

Peterson First Guide to the Solar System


Author: Jay M. Pasachoff
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780395971949
Category: Nature
Page: 128
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A basic field guide for beginning observers of the solar system, introducing information on the locations and characteristics of the planets, sun, comets, meteors, and other objects in our solar system.

The Solar System


Author: Thérèse 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.