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Martian Surface Composition, Mineralogy and Physical Properties

ISBN-10: 0521866987

ISBN-13: 9780521866989

Edition: 2008

Authors: Jim Bell

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Phenomenal new observations from Earth-based telescopes and Mars-based orbiters, landers, and rovers have dramatically advanced our understanding of the past environments on Mars. These include the first global-scale infrared and reflectance spectroscopic maps of the surface, leading to the discovery of key minerals indicative of specific past climate conditions; the discovery of large reservoirs of subsurface water ice; and the detailed in situ roving investigations of three new landing sites. This an important, new overview of the compositional and mineralogic properties of Mars since the last major study published in 1992. An exciting resource for all researchers and students in planetary science, astronomy, space exploration, planetary geology, and planetary geochemistry where specialized terms are explained to be easily understood by all who are just entering the field.
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Book details

List price: $206.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 6/5/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 652
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 4.884
Language: English

Author Profiles E. W. Nelsontaught Mechanical Engineering at Lafayette College and later joined the engineering organization of the Western Electric Company (now Lucent Technologies).Charles L. Bestis Emeritus Professor of Engineering at Lafayette College. W. G. McLean (Easton, PA) is Emeritus Director of Engineering at Lafayette College.Merle Potteris professor emeritus of Mechanical Engineering at Michigan State University.

Introduction and Historical Perspective
Elemental Composition
A. Results and Interpretations from New In Situ APXS Measurements
B. Results and Interpretations from New Orbital Elemental Measurements
Mineralogy and Remote Sensing of Rocks, Soil, Dust, and Ices
A. Visible to Near-IR Telescopic and Orbital Measurements
B. Mid-IR and Magnetic Orbital Measurements
C. Observations from Surface Landers/Rovers
D
Physical Properties of Surface Materials
Synthesis