Orbiting the Sun: Planets and Satellites of the Solar System

Orbiting the Sun: Planets and Satellites of the Solar System

by Fred L. Whipple


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780674593619
Publisher: Harvard
Publication date: 10/01/2013
Series: Harvard Books on Astronomy , #2
Pages: 351
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)

About the Author

Fred L. Whipple was Phillips Professor of Astronomy, Emeritus, Harvard University, and Senior Scientist, Emeritus, Smithsonian Institution Astrophysical Observatory.

Table of Contents

1. Introducing the Planets

2. How the System Holds Together

3. The Discoveries of Neptune and Pluto

4. Weights and Measures

5. The Earth

6. The Earth as an Abode for Life

7. The Moon's Influence on the Earth

8. Observing the Moon

9. The Nature of the Moon

10. Pluto, Mercury, and Venus

11. Mars

12. Great Jupiter and His Satellites

13. The Other Giant Systems—Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune

14. Comparisons among Planets and Satellites

15. Origin and Evolution of the Solar System

Appendix 1. Bode's Law

Appendix 2. Planetary Configurations

Appendix 3. Planetary, Satellite, and Other Data

Appendix 4. The Star Chart

Appendix 5. The Planet Finder

Appendix 6. The Moon's Age Index

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