The Solar System / Edition 3

The Solar System / Edition 3

by Storm Dunlop, Therese Encrenaz, Jean-Pierre Bibring, M. Blanc
     
 

ISBN-10: 3540002413

ISBN-13: 9783540002413

Pub. Date: 03/19/2004

Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg

This text treats our knowledge of the solar system from an astrophysical point of view. Part 1 deals with the formation of the solar system and its interaction with the interplanetary medium. Part 2 presents its various objects: planets and satellites, asteroids, comets, trans-neptunian objects and interplanetary dust. The final sections on extrasolar planetary…  See more details below

Overview

This text treats our knowledge of the solar system from an astrophysical point of view. Part 1 deals with the formation of the solar system and its interaction with the interplanetary medium. Part 2 presents its various objects: planets and satellites, asteroids, comets, trans-neptunian objects and interplanetary dust. The final sections on extrasolar planetary systems and on the search for life in the Universe round off an introduction to a field that has grown dramatically following the space missions of the last twenty years.
Over the last decade many exciting observations have helped to reshape our understanding of the solar system and planetary science. In the third corrected and revised edition of this classic on the astrophysics of our solar system, students and lecturers in astronomy and planetary science as well as planet observers will find a mine of up-to-date information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783540002413
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
03/19/2004
Series:
Astronomy and Astrophysics Library Series
Edition description:
3rd ed. 2004
Pages:
514
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.13(d)

Table of Contents

1General features of the solar system1
2The solar system within the universe43
3Methods of studying the solar system59
4The formation of the solar system79
5The interaction of solar-system bodies with the interplanetary medium105
6The terrestrial planets and their satellites183
7The asteroids263
8The giant planets283
9Titan349
10Bodies without atmospheres in the outer solar system363
11Comets399
12New frontiers433
13Interplanetary dust, micrometeorites and meteorites443
14New planetary systems463
15The search for life in the universe487
References497
Index503

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