Our Worlds: The Magnetism and Thrill of Planetary Exploration

Our Worlds: The Magnetism and Thrill of Planetary Exploration

by S. Alan Stern, Alan Stern
     
 

The eight essays range across the breadth of planetary science, from the inner to the outer worlds, from telescopic to robotic exploration, and from computerized armchairs to diving below the Antarctic ice. The stories encompass tales of personal exploration and the fears of a scientist living at the edge of funding difficulties. You will learn about the mountains of… See more details below

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The eight essays range across the breadth of planetary science, from the inner to the outer worlds, from telescopic to robotic exploration, and from computerized armchairs to diving below the Antarctic ice. The stories encompass tales of personal exploration and the fears of a scientist living at the edge of funding difficulties. You will learn about the mountains of the Moon, the craters of Venus, the volcanos of Io, the possibility of seas on Titan, and more. Within this book you will find both a lot of planetary science, and an insider's perspective about how planetary science is done. You will also see a good deal of what drives and interests planetary scientists and, on occasion, you will see their inner hopes and aspirations revealed.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521644402
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/28/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
172
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Welcome home1
Inner Worlds7
Exploring Mars9
Venus: the way we might have been31
Moonlighting47
Small worlds, up close65
Outer Worlds93
Cruisin' with Comet Halley95
Io and I117
Titan: a world seen but darkly135
Triton Is doomed151

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