Solar System Moons: Discovery and Mythology / Edition 1

Solar System Moons: Discovery and Mythology / Edition 1

by Jurgen Blunck
     
 

ISBN-10: 3540688528

ISBN-13: 9783540688525

Pub. Date: 10/01/2009

Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg

Starting from Mars outward this concise handbook provides thorough information on the satellites of the planets in the solar system. Each chapter begins with a section on the discovery and the naming of the planet’s satellites or rings. This is followed by a section presenting the historic sources of those names. The book contains tables with the orbital and

Overview

Starting from Mars outward this concise handbook provides thorough information on the satellites of the planets in the solar system. Each chapter begins with a section on the discovery and the naming of the planet’s satellites or rings. This is followed by a section presenting the historic sources of those names. The book contains tables with the orbital and physical parameters of all satellites and is illustrated throughout with modern photos of the planets and their moons as well as historical and mythological drawings. The Cyrillic transcriptions of the satellite names are provided in a register.

Readers interested in the history of astronomy and its mythological backgrounds will enjoy this beautiful volume.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783540688525
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
10/01/2009
Edition description:
2010
Pages:
142
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

The Satellites and Rings of the Planets.- The Satellites of Mars.- The Satellites of Jupiter.- The Satellites of Saturn.- The Satellites of Uranus.- The Satellites of Neptune.- The Satellites of the Dwarf Planets.- The Satellites of Pluto.- The Satellite of Eris.

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