Introduction to Planetary Science

Introduction to Planetary Science

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This textbook details basic principles of planetary science that help to unify the study of the solar system. It is organized in a hierarchical manner so that every chapter builds upon preceding ones. Starting with historical perspectives on space exploration and the development of the scientific method, the book leads the reader through the solar system. Coverage explains that the origin and subsequent evolution of planets and their satellites can be explained by applications of certain basic principles of physics, chemistry, and celestial mechanics and that surface features of the solid bodies can be interpreted by principles of geology.Herschel originally referred to the planet he had discovered as a€œGeorgium Sidusa€ (i.e., Georgea#39;s star after King George III who ... The mass of Uranus 868A— 1025kg is about 85% of that of Neptune 102A— 1026kg; but Uranus is almost 15 times more ... 369 978-1-4020-5544-7_18_OnlinePDF.pdf Uranus: What Happened Here?

Title:Introduction to Planetary Science
Author:Gunter Faure, Teresa M. Mensing
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2007-05-04


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