Encyclopedia of the Solar System

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Lucy-Ann McFadden, Torrence Johnson, Paul Weissman
Elsevier, 18‏/12‏/2006 - 992 من الصفحات
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

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Chapter 27 Planetary Rings
Chapter 28 Planetary Magnetospheres
Chapter 29 Pluto
Chapter 30 Physics and Chemistry of Comets
Chapter 31 Comet Populations and Cometary Dynamics
Physical Studies
Chapter 34 Solar System Dust

Atmosphere and Oceans
Surface and Interior
Chapter 11 The SunEarth Connection
Chapter 12 The Moon
Chapter 13 Meteorites
Chapter 14 NearEarth Objects
History and Surface Interactions
Surface and Interior
Landing Site Geology Mineralogy and Geochemistry
Chapter 18 MainBelt Asteroids
Chapter 19 Planetary Satellites
Chapter 20 Atmospheres of the Giant Planets
Chapter 21 Interiors of the Giant Planets
The Volcanic Moon
Chapter 23 Europa
Chapter 24 Ganymede and Callisto
Chapter 25 Titan
Chapter 26 Triton
Chapter 35 XRays in the Solar System
Chapter 36 The Solar System at Ultraviolet Wavelengths
Chapter 37 Infrared Views of the Solar System from Space
Chapter 38 The Solar System at Radio Wavelengths
Chapter 39 New Generation GroundBased Optical Infrared Telescopes
Chapter 40 Planetary Radar
Chapter 41 Remote Chemical Sensing Using Nuclear Spectroscopy
Regular and Chaotic Motion
Chapter 43 Planetary Impacts
Chapter 44 Planetary Volcanism
Chapter 45 Astrobiology
Chapter 46 Planetary Exploration Missions
Chapter 47 Extrasolar Planets
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الصفحة 56 - The squares of the periods of the planets are proportional to the cubes of their mean distances from the sun ; that is, ti2 : k2 ,• ,• ai3 ,• (h3This is the so-called harmonic law.
الصفحة 170 - International (SI): the duration of 9 192 631 770 cycles of radiation corresponding to the transition between two hyperfine levels of the ground state of cesium 133.
الصفحة 3 - The straight line joining a planet and the sun sweeps out equal areas in space in equal intervals of time.
الصفحة 350 - Commission's statement concerning a hidden drug problem : "that the barbiturates, at the present time are a hidden drug problem similar to that of opiates in the past. "That is true. For hundreds of years, and particularly in the latter part of the 19th century and the early part of the 20th century, opiates were used bv people who were trying to control their emotional and nervous problems.
الصفحة ix - Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131 D.
الصفحة 228 - Earth nor in the plane of the ecliptic (the plane of the Earth's orbit around the Sun), but is closer to, but inclined at 5.09°, to the latter.
الصفحة 194 - PERMIAN - 225 million years ago TRIASSIC - 200 million years ago JURASSIC - 135 million years ago CRETACEOUS - 65 million years ago...
الصفحة 402 - Origin and Evolution of Planetary and Satellite Atmospheres.
الصفحة 106 - Laboratoire d'Astronomie (France), and the University of Birmingham (UK). SOHO is a project of international cooperation between ESA and NASA.
الصفحة 2 - The object of this chapter is to provide the reader with an...

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Lucy McFadden is a planetary scientist at the University of Maryland. She was the founding director of the College Park Scholars Program, Science, Discovery and the Universe. She has published over 75 articles in refereed journals and has been co-investigator on NASA’s NEAR, Deep Impact and Dawn missions exploring asteroids and comets. She has served on committees on solar system exploration for the National Academy of Sciences, and on the editorial board of Icarus.

Torrence V. Johnson is a specialist on icy satellites in the solar system. He has written over 130 publications for scientific journals. He received a Ph.D. in planetary science from the California Institute of Technology and is now the Chief Scientist for Solar System Exploration at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He was the Project Scientist for the Galileo mission and is currently an investigator on the Cassini mission. He is the recipient of two NASA Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medals and the NASA Outstanding Leadership Medal and has an honorary doctorate from the University of Padua, where Galileo made his first observations of the solar system.

Paul R. Weissman is a Senior Research Scientist at JPL, specializing in comets. He is the author of over 100 scientific papers and 30 popular articles. He is also the co-author, with Alan Harris, of a children’s book on the Voyager mission. Dr. Weissman received his doctorate in planetary and space physics from the University of California, Los Angeles. His work includes both theoretical and observational studies of comets, investigating their orbital motion, their physical make-up, and the threat they pose due to possible impacts on the Earth. Dr. Weissman is an Interdisciplinary Scientist on ESA’s Rosetta mission to comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

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