Solar System Moons: Discovery and Mythology

Solar System Moons: Discovery and Mythology

by Jürgen Blunck

Paperback(2010)

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Overview

Starting from Mars outward this concise handbook provides thorough information on the satellites of 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 satellite 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 register.

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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783642448423
Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date: 11/24/2014
Edition description: 2010
Pages: 142
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

The Satellites and Rings of the Planets

The Satellites of Mars 3

Discovering and Naming the Satellites 4

Source of Satellite Names 5

The Satellites of Jupiter 7

The Satellites and Rings of Jupiter 8

Discovering and Naming the Satellites 8

Discovering and Naming the Rings 19

Sources of Satellite Names 20

The Satellites of Saturn 53

The Satellites and Rings of Saturn 54

Discovering and Naming the Satellites 54

Discovering and Naming the Rings 62

Sources of Satellite Names 66

The Satellites of Uranus 91

The Satellites and Rings of Uranus 92

Discovering and Naming the Satellites 92

Discovering and Naming the Rings 95

Sources of Satellite Names 98

The Satellites of Neptune 111

The Satellites and Rings of Neptune 112

Discovering and Naming the Satellites 112

Discovering and Naming the Rings 115

Sources of Satellite Names 116

The Satellites of the Dwarf Planets

The Satellites of Pluto 127

Discovering and Naming the Satellites 128

Sources of Satellites Names 129

The Satellite of Eris 133

Discovering and Naming the Satellite 134

Source of the Satellite Naming 135

Reference 137

Index of Satellites 139

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