Planet Mercury: From Pale Pink Dot to Dynamic World

Planet Mercury: From Pale Pink Dot to Dynamic World

by David A. Rothery

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783319348940
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 08/31/2016
Series: Springer Praxis Books
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2015
Pages: 180
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

David A. Rothery is Professor of Planetary Geosciences at the Open University at Milton Keynes, UK. He has been member of the PPARC Solar System Advisory Panel and the BepiColombo Oversight Committee, and is UK Lead Scientist on MIXS (Mercury Imaging X-ray Spectrometer), one of the instruments on the European Space Agency's BepiColombo mission to Mercury to be launched in 2016. His research interests centre on the study of volcanic activity by means of remote sensing, and volcanology and geoscience in general on other planets.

Table of Contents

A Pale Pink Dot.- Mariner 10.- High time for another mission?.- The surface as seen by MESSENGER.- Magnetosphere and exosphere as seen by MESSENGER.- More questions than answers?.- Appendix.

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