Encyclopedia of the Solar System

ISBN-10: 0120885891

ISBN-13: 9780120885893

Edition: 2nd 2007

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This encyclopedia is a reference guide to our solar system, including studies of the Sun, the Earth and the other major planets, the moon and other natural satellites, planetary rings, comets, asteroids, meteorites and interplanetary dust. It features entries on topics such as ocenas on Mars, Qauoar and the discovery of Sedna.
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List price: $127.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
Publication date: 12/14/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 992
Size: 9.25" wide x 11.00" long x 2.50" tall
Weight: 8.294
Language: English

Lucy McFadden is a planetary scientist at the University of Maryland. She was the founding director of the College Park Scholars Program, Science, Discovery and the Universe. She has published over 75 articles in refereed journals and has been co-investigator on NASA's NEAR, Deep Impact and Dawn missions exploring asteroids and comets. She has served on committees on solar system exploration for the National Academy of Sciences, and on the editorial board of Icarus.

About the Editors
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
The Solar System and its Place in the Galaxy
The Origin of the Solar System
A History of Solar System Studies
The Sun
The Solar Wind
Venus: Atmosphere
Venus: Surface and Interior
Earth as a Planet: Atmosphere and Oceans
Earth as a Planet: Surface and Interior
The Sun-Earth Connection
The Moon
Near-Earth Objects
Mars Atmosphere: History and Surface Interactions
Mars: Surface and Interior
Mars: Landing Site Geology, Mineralogy, and Geochemistry
Main-Belt Asteroids
Planetary Satellites
Atmospheres of the Giant Planets
Interiors of the Giant Planets
Io: The Volcanic Moon
Ganymede and Callisto
Planetary Rings
Planetary Magnetospheres
Physics and Chemistry of Comets
Comet Populations and Cometary Dynamics
Kuiper Belt: Dynamics
Kuiper Belt Objects: Physical Studies
Solar System Dust
X-Rays in the Solar System
The Solar System at Ultraviolet Wavelengths
Infrared Views of the Solar System from Space
The Solar System at Radio Wavelengths
New Generation Ground-Based Optical/Infrared Telescopes
Planetary Radar
Remote Chemical Sensing Using Nuclear Spectroscopy
Solar System Dynamics: Regular and Chaotic Motion
Planetary Impacts
Planetary Volcanism
Planetary Exploration Missions
Extrasolar Planets
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