Encyclopedia of the Solar System.

By: McFadden, Lucy-AnnContributor(s): Weissman, Paul Robert | Johnson, Torrence V | Johnson, Torrence | Weissman, PaulPublisher: San Diego : Elsevier Science & Technology, 2006Copyright date: ©2007Edition: 2nd edDescription: 1 online resource (987 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780080474984Subject(s): Solar systemGenre/Form: Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Encyclopedia of the Solar SystemDDC classification: 523.203 LOC classification: QB501.E53 2007Online resources: Click to View
Contents:
Front Cover -- Encyclopedia of the Solar System -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- Contributors -- About the Editors -- Foreword -- Preface to the Second Edition -- Preface to the First Edition -- Chapter 1. The Solar System and its Place in the Galaxy -- Chapter 2. The Origin of the Solar System -- Chapter 3. A History of Solar System Studies -- Chapter 4. The Sun -- Chapter 5. The Solar Wind -- Chapter 6. Mercury -- Chapter 7. Venus: Atmosphere -- Chapter 8. Venus: Surface and Interior -- Chapter 9. Earth as a Planet: Atmosphere and Oceans -- Chapter 10. Earth as a Planet: Surface and Interior -- Chapter 11. The Sun…Earth Connection -- Chapter 12. The Moon -- Chapter 13. Meteorites -- Chapter 14. Near-Earth Objects -- Chapter 15. Mars Atmosphere: History and Surface Interactions -- Chapter 16. Mars: Surface and Interior -- Chapter 17. Mars: Landing Site Geology, Mineralogy, and Geochemistry -- Chapter 18. Main-Belt Asteroids -- Chapter 19. Planetary Satellites -- Chapter 20. Atmospheres of the Giant Planets -- Chapter 21. Interiors of the Giant Planets -- Chapter 22. Io: The Volcanic Moon -- Chapter 23. Europa -- Chapter 24. Ganymede and Callisto -- Chapter 25. Titan -- Chapter 26. Triton -- 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 -- Chapter 32. Kuiper Belt: Dynamics -- Chapter 33. Kuiper Belt Objects: Physical Studies -- Chapter 34. Solar System Dust -- Chapter 35. X-Rays 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 Ground-Based Optical/ Infrared Telescopes -- Chapter 40. Planetary Radar.
Chapter 41. Remote Chemical Sensing Using Nuclear Spectroscopy -- Chapter 42. Solar System Dynamics: Regular and Chaotic Motion -- Chapter 43. Planetary Impacts -- Chapter 44. Planetary Volcanism -- Chapter 45. Astrobiology -- Chapter 46. Planetary Exploration Missions -- Chapter 47. Extrasolar Planets -- Appendix -- Glossary -- Index.
Summary: The only authoritative, up-to-date review of new space observations, explorations, and discussions about our solar system.
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Front Cover -- Encyclopedia of the Solar System -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- Contributors -- About the Editors -- Foreword -- Preface to the Second Edition -- Preface to the First Edition -- Chapter 1. The Solar System and its Place in the Galaxy -- Chapter 2. The Origin of the Solar System -- Chapter 3. A History of Solar System Studies -- Chapter 4. The Sun -- Chapter 5. The Solar Wind -- Chapter 6. Mercury -- Chapter 7. Venus: Atmosphere -- Chapter 8. Venus: Surface and Interior -- Chapter 9. Earth as a Planet: Atmosphere and Oceans -- Chapter 10. Earth as a Planet: Surface and Interior -- Chapter 11. The Sun…Earth Connection -- Chapter 12. The Moon -- Chapter 13. Meteorites -- Chapter 14. Near-Earth Objects -- Chapter 15. Mars Atmosphere: History and Surface Interactions -- Chapter 16. Mars: Surface and Interior -- Chapter 17. Mars: Landing Site Geology, Mineralogy, and Geochemistry -- Chapter 18. Main-Belt Asteroids -- Chapter 19. Planetary Satellites -- Chapter 20. Atmospheres of the Giant Planets -- Chapter 21. Interiors of the Giant Planets -- Chapter 22. Io: The Volcanic Moon -- Chapter 23. Europa -- Chapter 24. Ganymede and Callisto -- Chapter 25. Titan -- Chapter 26. Triton -- 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 -- Chapter 32. Kuiper Belt: Dynamics -- Chapter 33. Kuiper Belt Objects: Physical Studies -- Chapter 34. Solar System Dust -- Chapter 35. X-Rays 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 Ground-Based Optical/ Infrared Telescopes -- Chapter 40. Planetary Radar.

Chapter 41. Remote Chemical Sensing Using Nuclear Spectroscopy -- Chapter 42. Solar System Dynamics: Regular and Chaotic Motion -- Chapter 43. Planetary Impacts -- Chapter 44. Planetary Volcanism -- Chapter 45. Astrobiology -- Chapter 46. Planetary Exploration Missions -- Chapter 47. Extrasolar Planets -- Appendix -- Glossary -- Index.

The only authoritative, up-to-date review of new space observations, explorations, and discussions about our solar system.

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