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Title:Introduction to Astrochemistry Chemical Evolution from Interstellar Clouds to Star and Planet Formation
Author(s): Satoshi Yamamoto
Date:2017
Size:1 online resource (X, 286 p. 95 illus., 53 illus. in color p.)
Contents:Introduction -- Derivation of Molecular Abundances -- Basic Concepts for Gas-Phase Chemical Reactions -- Chemistry of Diffuse Clouds -- Chemistry of Molecular Clouds I: Gas-Phase Processes -- Chemistry of Molecular Clouds II:
Gas-Grain Processes -- Chemistry of Star-Forming Regions -- Chemistry of Protoplanetary Disks -- Chemical Evolution from Interstellar Clouds to Star- and Planet-Forming Regions -- Appendix 1: Rotational Spectra of Molecules -- Appendix
2: Observational Techniques -- Solution to Problems
ISBN:9784431541714
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Keywords: Physics , Physical chemistry , Planetology , Observations, Astronomical , Astronomy , Physics , Astronomy, Observations and Techniques , Physical Chemistry , Planetology
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Title:Hyper-Velocity Impacts on Rubble Pile Asteroids
Author(s): Jakob Deller
Date:2017
Size:1 online resource (XXIX, 164 p. 69 illus., 55 illus. in color p.)
Contents:Introduction -- Methods -- A New Approach to Modelling Impacts on Rubble Pile Asteroid Simulants -- Impacts on Rubble Pile Asteroid Šteins -- Discussion
ISBN:9783319479859
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Keywords: Physics , Planetology , Astrophysics , Physics , Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astron , Planetology , Astrophysics and Astroparticles
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Title:Assessment and Mitigation of Asteroid Impact Hazards Proceedings of the 2015 Barcelona Asteroid Day
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Date:2017
Size:1 online resource (X, 256 p. 65 illus., 31 illus. in color p.)
Contents:Barcelona Asteroid Day 2015: Revisiting the Threat by Asteroid and Comet Impact -- Dynamic Sources of Contemporary Hazard From Meteoroids and Small Asteroids -- The Chemistry of Solar System Materials: Sun, Planets, Asteroids,
Meteorites and Dust -- Shape Models and Physical Properties of Asteroids -- Asteroid Mining: Mineral Resources in Undifferentiated Bodies From the Chemical Composition of Carbonaceous Chondrites -- Atomistic Simulations of Aqueous
Alteration Processes of Mafic Silicates in Carbonaceous Chondrites -- Measuring the Terminal Heights of Bolides to Understand the Atmospheric Flight of Large Asteroidal Fragments -- Constraining the Pre-Atmospheric Parameters of Large
Meteoroids: Košice, A Case Study -- Detection of Nocturnal and Daylight Bolides From Ebre Observatory in the Framework of the SPMN Fireball Network -- Natural Hazard Associated to Shock Waves of Meter-Sized Meteoroids -- Chelyabinsk
Meteorite As A Proxy for Studying the Properties of Potentially Hazardous Asteroids and Impact Deflection Strategies -- Asteroids, Comets and Meteorite-Dropping Bolides Studied From the Montsec Astronomical Observatory.
ISBN:9783319461793
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Keywords: Physics , Mineralogy , Planetology , Physics , Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astron , Planetology , Mineralogy
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Title:Earths of Distant Suns How We Find Them, Communicate with Them, and Maybe Even Travel There
Author(s): Michael Carroll
Date:2017
Size:1 online resource (XI, 234 p. 65 illus., 62 illus. in color p.)
Contents:Chapter One: A Place Like Home -- Chapter Two: Early Ideas and Lessons from Our Own Backyard -- Chapter Three: The Search for and Discovery of Exoplanets -- Chapter Four: Strange Solar System Architectures -- Chapter Five: Zeroing in
on Earth 2.0 -- Chapter Six: Looking for Life in All the Right Places -- Chapter Seven: Could We Make Contact? -- Chapter Eight: Could We Visit Earths of Distant Suns? -- Chapter Nine: First Contact: What Will It Mean? -- Index
ISBN:9783319439648
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Keywords: Popular works , Planetology , Astronomy , Popular Science , Popular Science in Astronomy , Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astron , Planetology
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Title:The Lidov-Kozai Effect - Applications in Exoplanet Research and Dynamical Astronomy
Author(s): Ivan I Shevchenko
Date:2017
Size:1 online resource (XI, 194 p. 39 illus., 8 illus. in color p.)
Contents:Preface -- Historical Background -- Secular Theories in Celestial Mechanics -- LKE: Classical Results -- LKE: The Theory Advances -- Understanding Irregular Satellites -- Sungrazing Comets -- Asteroids and Kuiper Belt Objects in
Inclined Orbits -- The Role in Sculpting Exoplanetary Systems -- Applications in Stellar Dynamics -- References
ISBN:9783319435220
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Keywords: Physics , Planetology , Dynamics , Ergodic theory , Astrophysics , Physics , Astrophysics and Astroparticles , Dynamical Systems and Ergodic Theory , Applications of Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos Theory , Planetology , Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astron
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Title:Studies of Pallas in the Early Nineteenth Century Historical Studies in Asteroid Research
Author(s): Clifford J Cunningham
Date:2017
Edition:2nd ed. 2017
Size:1 online resource (XIII, 477 p. 326 illus., 137 illus. in color p.)
Contents:Chapter 1 A Disturbing Inclination -- Chapter 2 The Great Probability Debate -- Chapter 3 The Gold Medal -- Chapter 4 The Gauss Anagram -- Chapter 5 Hypothetical Planets -- Chapter 6 New Planets: The Transition from 1745 to 1804 --
Chapter 7 The Olbers Letters -- Chapter 8 The Gauss Letters.-Chapter 9 The Harding Letters -- Chapter 10 Herschel's Asteroids -- Chapter 11 Scientific Papers -- Chapter 12 Gauss: The Great Asteroid Treatises -- Appendices
ISBN:9783319328485
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Keywords: Physics , History , Planetology , Observations, Astronomical , Astronomy , Physics , Astronomy, Observations and Techniques , History of Science , Planetology , Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astron
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Title:Physics of Soft Impact and Cratering
Author(s): Hiroaki Katsuragi
Date:2016
Edition:1st ed. 2016
Size:1 online resource (34 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-4-431-55648-0
Contents:Introduction -- Scaling and dimensional analysis -- Constitutive laws -- Soft drag force -- Morphology of planetary impact craters -- Soft impact cratering -- Grains and dust dynamics -- Perspectives
ISBN:9784431556480
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Series:Lecture Notes in Physics: 910
Keywords: Physics , Planetology , Amorphous substances , Complex fluids , Geophysics , Physics , Soft and Granular Matter, Complex Fluids and Microfluidics , Planetology , Geophysics and Environmental Physics
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Title:The Caloris Network A Scientific Novel
Author(s): Nick Kanas
Date:2016
Size:1 online resource (124 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-30579-0
Contents:Preface -- The Novel -- Scientific appendix
ISBN:9783319305790
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Keywords: Physics , Planetology , Astrobiology , Astronomy , Earth , Geology , Physics , Astrobiology , Popular Science in Astronomy , Planetology , Popular Earth Science
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Title:Picture This! Grasping the Dimensions of Time and Space
Author(s): Michael Carroll
Date:2016
Size:1 online resource (31 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-24907-0
Contents:Preface: The Long and the Short of It -- Part One: Our Place in the Cosmos -- Chapter One: Asteroids, Comets, and Our Cosmic Landscape -- Chapter Two: Ice Dwarfs and Tiny Moons -- Chapter Three: The Weirdest Moons, Large and Small --
Chapter Four: A Tour of the Planets -- Chapter Five: Bright, Shining Stars -- Chapter Six: Nebulae, Galaxies, and the Edge of All Things -- Chapter Seven: Understanding Scale in the Universe -- Part Two: Our Place in Time -- Chapter
Eight: The Worlds Around Us -- Chapter Nine: Space Travel -- Index
ISBN:9783319249070
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Keywords: Popular works , Planetology , Astronomy , Astrophysics , Cosmology , Popular Science , Popular Science in Astronomy , Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology , Planetology
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Title:Dawn of Small Worlds Dwarf Planets, Asteroids, Comets
Author(s): Michael Moltenbrey
Date:2016
Edition:1st ed. 2016
Size:1 online resource (45 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-23003-0
Contents:The Solar System – An Overview -- Dwarf Planets -- Asteroids -- Comets -- References
ISBN:9783319230030
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Keywords: Popular works , Planetology , Space sciences , Astronomy , Popular Science , Popular Science in Astronomy , Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Sciences , Planetology
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Title:The Moon's Largest Craters and Basins Images and Topographic Maps from LRO, GRAIL, and Kaguya
Author(s): Charles J Byrne
Date:2016
Size:1 online resource (156 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-22032-1
Contents:Introduction -- Refining the sequence of features -- Feature Diameter as a Function of Sequence Number -- Initial Depth and Later Isostatic Compensation -- Bouguer Gravity Patterns of Impact Features -- PreNectarian Period --
Nectarian Period -- Early Imbrium Period -- Late Imbrian Period
ISBN:9783319220321
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Keywords: Popular works , Planetology , Observations, Astronomical , Astronomy , Astronomy , Popular Science , Popular Science in Astronomy , Astronomy, Observations and Techniques , Planetology
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Title:Lunar and Planetary Cartography in Russia
Author(s): Vladislav Shevchenko
Date:2016
Edition:1st ed. 2016
Size:1 online resource (37 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-21039-1
Contents:From the Contents: Introduction -- Luna 3 - the first map of the far side of the Moon -- Dr. Yu. Lipskiy and his method of deciphering of the Luna 3 pictures -- The First Atlas of the Far side of the Moon -- The First Globe of the
Moon 1:13 60 000
ISBN:9783319210391
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Series:Astrophysics and Space Science Library: 425
Keywords: Physics , Planetology , Observations, Astronomical , Astronomy , Geophysics , Aerospace engineering , Astronautics , Physics , Astronomy, Observations and Techniques , Planetology , Aerospace Technology and Astronautics , Geophysics and Environmental Physics
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Title:Moons of the Solar System From Giant Ganymede to Dainty Dactyl
Author(s): James A Hall III
Date:2016
Edition:1st ed. 2016
Size:1 online resource (57 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-20636-3
Contents:Table of Contents -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Notes on the Text -- Part I: Moons -- 1: The Inner Planets: Mercury and Venus -- 2: Earth and Luna -- 3: Mars -- 4: Asteroids -- 5: Jupiter.- 6: Saturn -- 7: Uranus -- 8:
Neptune -- 9: Distant Minor Planets -- Part II: Projects -- 10: Logging -- 11: The speed of light -- 12: Telescopic Moon Targets -- 13: Life On Moon Worlds -- 14: Citizen Science -- Glossary -- Appendices
ISBN:9783319206363
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Keywords: Popular works , Planetology , Astronomy , Astrophysics , Cosmology , Popular Science , Popular Science in Astronomy , Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology , Planetology
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Title:Plasma Sources of Solar System Magnetospheres
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Date:2016
Edition:1st ed. 2016
Size:1 online resource (45 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-1-4939-3544-4
Contents:Foreword -- The role of the ionosphere in providing plasma to the terrestrial magnetosphere: a historical perspective -- A review of general processes related to plasma sources and losses for solar system magnetospheres -- Plasma
sources in planetary magnetospheres -- The Earth: plasma sources, losses and transport processes -- Jupiter's magnetosphere: plasma sources and transport -- Saturn plasma sources and associated transport processes -- Comparison of
plasma sources in solar system magnetospheres
ISBN:9781493935444
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Series:Space Sciences Series of ISSI: 52
Keywords: Physics , Planetology , Space sciences , Plasma (Ionized gases) , Physics , Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Sciences , Planetology , Plasma Physics
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Title:Measurements of Spin-Orbit Angles for Transiting Systems [electronic resource] : Toward an Understanding of the Migration History of Exoplanets
Author(s): Teruyuki Hirano
Date:2014
Publisher:Tokyo : Springer Japan : Imprint: Springer
Size:1 online resource
Note:This thesis presents accurate analyses of the spin-orbit angle for many remarkable transiting exoplanetary systems, including the first measurement of the Rossiter-McLaughlin effect for a multiple transiting system. The authorpresents the observatio nal methods needed to probe the spin-orbit angle, the relation between the stellar spin axis and planetary orbital axis. Measurements of the spin-orbit angle provide us a unique and valuable opportunity tounderstand the origin of close-in giant exoplanets , called hot Jupiters. The first method introduced involves observations of the Rossiter-McLaughlin effect (RM effect). The author points out the issues with the previoustheoretical modeling of the RM effect and derives a new and improved theory. Applica tions of the new theory to observational data are also presented for a number of remarkable systems, and the author shows that the new theory minimizesthe systematic errors by applying it to the observational data. The author also describes another metho d for constraining the spin-orbit angle: by combining the measurements of stellar flux variations due to dark spots on thestellar surface, with the projected stellar rotational velocity measured via spectroscopy, the spin-orbit angles along the line-of-si ght are constrained for the transiting exoplanetary systems reported by the Kepler spacetelescope
Contents:Introduction
Evolution History of Extrasolar Planetary Systems
Improved Modeling of the Rossiter
McLaughlin Effect
New Observations and Improved Analyses of the Rossiter
McLaughlin Effect
Toward the Measurements of Spin
Orbit Relations for Small Planets
Summary and Future Prospects
ISBN:9784431545866
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Keywords: Planetology , Astrophysics
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Title:The Protos Mandate [electronic resource] : A Scientific Novel
Author(s): Nick Kanas M.D.
Date:2014
Publisher:Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer
Size:1 online resource
Note:In the 25th Century, the effects of overpopulation and global warming on Earth have led to the formation of human colonies on the Moon, Mars and elsewhere in the Solar System, yet the limited number of viable places forceshumanity to look to the star s.A crash program has been developed to send Protos 1, a giant multigenerational starship, to a newly discovered Earth-like planet orbiting a nearby star. The plan is for awake crewmembers to run the ship,and for people in suspended animation to be roused before planetfall to use their skills in exploration and colony formation. To fulfill the goals of the mission and ensure that the in-flight population does not deplete the limitedresources, the Protos Mandate is set up to govern a tightly controlled soc ial system for the duration of the journey, which will take several generations.But problems threaten to sabotage the mission during its launch and transit,and what finally awaits the crewmembers shocks them in an unpredictable way. This novel chronicles the trials and tribulations of this epic first interstellar mission. The scientific appendix at the end of the book discusses thechallenges of such an interstellar mission based on an extensive literature review, and it links these challenges to specific episodes in the novel. Issues that are considered include interstellar propulsion systems, economicconsiderations of interstellar flight, psychological and sociological factors inherent in a multigenerational space mission, problems with suspended animat ion, current knowledge of exoplanets, and issues related to colonizing a distantplanet and the possible discovery of extraterrestrial life.A history of interstellar missions in science fiction is also reviewed. Nick Kanas is an Emeritus Professor of Psyc hiatry at the University of California, San Francisco,where he directed the group therapy training program. For over 20 years he conducted research in group therapy, and for nearly 2
Contents:Preface
Part I The Novel: The Protos Mandate
Part II The Science behind the Fiction: Challenges of Manned Interstellar Travel
ISBN:9783319079028
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Keywords: Planetology , Astrophysics , Astronomy , Psychology , Astronautics
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Title:How to Find the Apollo Landing Sites [electronic resource]
Author(s): James L Chen
Date:2014
Publisher:Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer
Size:1 online resource
Note:This book is for anyone who wants to be able to connect the history of lunar exploration to the Moon visible above. It addresses what Apollo equipment and experiments were left behind and what the Apollo landings sites look likenow. Each Apollo missi on is examined in detail, with photos that progressively zoom-in to guide the reader in locating the Apollo landing sites. Guided by official NASA photographs from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and the originalApollo missions, the reader can view the M oon with a new appreciation of the accomplishment of landing astronauts on its surface. Countless people have gazed at the Moon in the night sky knowing the successes of the Apollo Program inlanding men on the Moon.After the information in this guide, cas ual and serious observers can actually point out where the Apollo landings occurred as well as knowing whythose sites were chosen
Contents:What You Need to Know About the Moon
What You Need to Know About Telescopes
Apollo 11
Apollo 12
Apollo 13
Apollo 14
Apollo 15
Apollo 16
Apollo 17
Ranger
Surveyor
Crash Sites of Saturn Third Stage and LM Ascent Stages
The Moon, Mars and the Future
ISBN:9783319064567
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Keywords: Planetology , Astronomy
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Title:Alien Encounter [electronic resource] : A Scientific Novel
Author(s): Dirk Schulze-Makuch
Date:2014
Edition:2nd ed. 2014
Publisher:Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer
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Note:It has been nearly 100 years since the Apollo moon landings, when Jack and Vladimir, two astronauts on a mission to Venus, discover a mysterious void related to indigenous life on the planet. Subsequently more voids are detectedon Earth, Mars, Titan, and, quite ominously, inside a planetoid emerging from the Kuiper belt. Jack is sent to investigate the voids in the Solar System and intercept the planetoid - which, as becomes increasingly clear, is inhabitedby alien life forms. Jack and his crew will have little time to understand their alien biochemistry, abilities, behavior patterns, resilience, and technology, but also how these life forms relate to the voids. Humankind's firstencounter with these exotic life forms couldn't be more fateful, becomin g a race against time to save life on Earth and to reveal the true nature of the voids, which seem to be intrinsically related to life and the universe itself. Inthis novel, the author combines many topics related to state-of-the-art research in the field of astrobiology with fictional elements to produce a thrilling page turner. This new version significantly develops the astrobiologicaldenouement of the plot and features an extensive non-technical appendix where the underlying science is presented and d iscussed. From the reviews of the first edition (Voids of Eternity: Alien Encounter) Here's a thrilling yarn inthe best hard SF tradition of Asimov, James Hogan, and Ben Bova, written by a scientist who knows all about the possibilities of life in the so lar system and beyond. Dirk Schulze-Makuch weaves into his book all the astrobiologicalthemes he's worked on in recent years -- speculation about creatures in the atmosphere of Venus and on and under the surface of Mars and Titan -- together with some wel l-informed Eastern philosophy and a cracking good space battle. Agreat first novel from a rising talent. Highly recommended. David Darling, on amazon.com, 2009 The research interests of Dr. Schulz
Contents:Part I: The Novel
Alien Encounter
Part II: The Science Behind the Fiction
ISBN:9783319019611
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Keywords: Planetology , Astrophysics , Astrobiology , Astronomy
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Title:Solar System Astrophysics [electronic resource] : Planetary Atmospheres and the Outer Solar System
Author(s): Eugene F Milone
William J.F Wilson
Date:2014
Edition:2nd ed. 2014
Publisher:New York, NY : Springer New York : Imprint: Springer
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Note:The second edition of Solar System Astrophysics: Planetary Atmospheres and the Outer Solar System provides a timely update of our knowledge of planetary atmospheres andthe bodies of the outer solar system and their analogs inother planetary systems. This volume begins with an expanded treatment of the physics, chemistry, and meteorology of the atmospheres of the Earth, Venus, and Mars, moving on to their magnetospheres and then to a full discussion of thegas and ice giants and their properties. From here, attention switches to the small bodies of the solar system, beginning with the natural satellites. Then comets, meteors, meteorites, and asteroids are discussed in order, and thevolume concludes with the origin and evolution of our solar system. Fin ally, a fully revised section on extrasolar planetary systems puts the development of our system in a wider and increasingly well understood galactic context. Allof the material is presented within a framework of historical importance. This book and its s ister volume, Solar System Astrophysics: Background Science and the Inner Solar system, are pedagogically well written, providing clearlyillustrated explanations, for example, of such topics as the numerical integration of the Adams-Williamson equation, t he equations of state in planetary interiors and atmospheres, Maxwells equations as applied to planetaryionospheres and magnetospheres, and the physics and chemistry of the Habitable Zone in planetary systems. Together, the volumes form a comprehensive te xt for any university course that aims to deal with all aspects of solar andextra-solar planetary systems. They will appeal separately to the intellectually curious who would like to knowjust how far our knowledge of the solar system has progressed in rec ent years
Contents:Planetary Atmospheres
Planetary Ionospheres and Magnetospheres
The Giant Planets
Satellite and Ring Systems
Comets and Meteors
Meteorites, Asteroids, and the Age and Origin of Planetary Systems
Extra
solar Planetary Systems
ISBN:9781461490906
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Keywords: Planetology , Astronomy
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Title:Solar System Astrophysics [electronic resource] : Background Science and the Inner Solar System
Author(s): Eugene F Milone
William J.F Wilson
Date:2014
Edition:2nd ed. 2014
Publisher:New York, NY : Springer New York : Imprint: Springer
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Note:The second edition of Solar System Astrophysics: Background Science and the Inner Solar System provides new insights into the burgeoning field of planetary astronomy. As in the first edition, this volume begins with a rigoroustreatment of coordinate frames, basic positional astronomy, and the celestial mechanics of two and restricted three body system problems. Perturbations are treated in the same way, with clear step-by-step derivations. Then theEarths gravitational potential field and the Earth-Mo on system are discussed, and the exposition turns to radiation properties with a chapter on the Sun. The exposition of the physical properties of the Moon and the terrestrialplanets are greatly expanded, with much new information highlighted on the Moon, Mercury, Venus, and Mars. All of the material is presented within a framework of historical importance. This book and its sister volume, Solar SystemAstrophysics: Planetary Atmospheres and the Outer Solar System, are pedagogically well written, providing clearly illustrated explanations, for example, of such topics as the numerical integration of the Adams-Williamson equation, theequations of state in planetary interiors and atmospheres, Maxwells equations as applied to planetary ionospheres and magnetosp heres, and the physics and chemistry of the Habitable Zone in planetary systems. Together, the volumesform a comprehensive text for any university course that aims to deal with all aspects of solar and extra-solar planetary systems. They will appeal separ ately to the intellectually curious who would like to know just how far ourknowledge of the solar system has progressed in recent years
Contents:Perceptions of the Solar System in History
Basic Tools and Techniques
Celestial Mechanics
The Core of the Solar System: The Sun
General Properties of Terrestrial Planets
Planetary Heat Flow and Temperatures
Rocks and Minerals
The Moon's Surface, Structure, and Evolution
Surface Science of our Terrestrial Planets
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Title:Incoming Asteroid! [electronic resource] : What Could We Do About It?
Author(s): Duncan Lunan
Date:2014
Publisher:New York, NY : Springer New York : Imprint: Springer
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Note:Lately there have been more and more news stories on objects from space such as asteroids, comets, and meteors whizzing past Earth. One even exploded in the atmosphere over a Russian city in 2012, causing real damage andinjuries. Impacts are not un common in our Solar System, even on Earth, and people are beginning to realize that we must prepare for such an event here on Earth. What if we knew there was going to be an impact in 10 years time?What could we do? Its not so far in the future that we c an ignore the threat, and not so soon that nothing could be done. The author and his colleagues set out to explore how they could turn aside a rock asteroid, one kilometer indiameter, within this 10-year timescale. Having set themselves this challenge, t hey identified the steps that might be taken, using technologies that are currently under development or proposed. They considered an unmanned mission,a follow-up manned mission, and a range of final options, along with ways to reduce the worst consequenc es for humanity if the impact cannot be prevented. With more warning, the techniques described could be adapted to deal withmore severe threats. If successful, they can generate the capability for a much expanded human presence in space thereafter. With the dangers now beginning to be recognized internationally and with major new programs already in motion,the prospects for civilization and humanity, in relation to the danger of impacts, look much more hopeful than they did only a decade ago
Contents:Is There a Danger?
A Designer Hazard
Detection and Reaction
Deflection
The First Scenario
Second Scenario
Manned Mission
Final Options
The Starseeds Grow
Keep Watching!
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Title:The Hatfield SCT Lunar Atlas [electronic resource] : Photographic Atlas for Meade, Celestron, and Other SCT Telescopes: A Digitally Re-Mastered Edition
Author(s): Anthony Cook
Date:2014
Edition:2nd ed. 2014
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Note:In a major publishing event for lunar observers, the justly famous Hatfield atlas is updated in even more usable form. This version of Hatfields classic atlas solves the problem of mirror images, making identification ofleft-right reversed imaged lun ar features both quick and easy. SCT and Maksutov telescopes which of course include the best-selling models from Meade and Celestron reverse the visual image left to right. Thus it is extremelydifficult to identify lunar features at the eyepiece of one of the instruments using a conventional Moon atlas, as the human brain does not cope well when trying to compare the real thing with a map that is a mirror image of it. Nowthis issue has at last been solved. In this atlas the Moons surface is shown at v arious sun angles, and inset keys show the effects of optical librations. Smaller non-mirrored reference images are also included to make it simpleto compare the mirrored SCT plates and maps with those that appear in other atlases. This edition still uses the original photographs taken by Commander Henry Hatfield using his 12-inch reflector, but they have been digitallyre-mastered to reveal significantly more lunar surface detail. The key maps, on which lunar features can be readily identified, have been reversed and updated but retain the style and clarity that made the original a standard bearer inthe field. A new chapter on modern lunar observing techniques has been added to show amateur astronomers just how many interesting lunar observing projects t hey can still participate in. Computer-generated sunrise and sunsetvisualizations of many interesting selected areas have been included, to encourage astronomers to study and learn about the topographic appearance of the lunar surface near the morning and evening terminators. This welcome secondedition brings a trove of new resources while still retaining the comprehensive appeal of the original
Contents:Publisher's Preface by John Watson
Introduction
Plates 1
16 (with charts)
Exposure date chart
Lunar Observing Techniques
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Title:Space Weather and Coronal Mass Ejections [electronic resource]
Author(s): Tim Howard
Date:2014
Publisher:New York, NY : Springer New York : Imprint: Springer
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Note:Space weather has attracted a lot of attention in recent times. Severe space weather can disrupt spacecraft, and on Earth can be the cause of power outages and power station failure. It also presents a radiation hazard forairline passengers and astro nauts. These magnetic storms are most commonly caused by coronal mass ejections, or CMES, which are large eruptions of plasma and magnetic field from the Sun that can reach speeds of several thousandkm/s. In this SpringerBrief, Space Weather and Coronal M ass Ejections, author Timothy Howard briefly introduces the coronal mass ejection, its scientific importance, and its relevance to space weather at Earth and other planets. Thistitle focuses on the latest advances in CME observation and modeling, includin g new results from the NASA STEREO and SDO missions. It also includes topical issues regarding space weather and the most recent observations and anecdotalexamples of the impacts of space weather and CMEs
Contents:Introduction
History
Observation and Modeling
Relevance to Space Weather
Recent Developments
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Title:Solar System Maps [electronic resource] : From Antiquity to the Space Age
Author(s): Nick Kanas
Date:2014
Publisher:New York, NY : Springer New York : Imprint: Springer
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ISBN:9781461408963
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Title:Solar History [electronic resource] : An Introduction
Author(s): Claudio Vita-Finzi
Date:2013
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Note:Beyond the four centuries of sunspot observation and the five decades during which artificial satellites have monitored the Sun that is to say for 99.99999% of the Suns existence our knowledge of solar history dependslargely on analogy with kindred main sequence stars, on the outcome of various kinds of modelling, and on indirect measures of solar activity. They include the analysis of lunar rocks and meteorites for evidence of solar flares andother components of the solar cosmic-ray (SCR) flux, an d the measurement of cosmogenic isotopes in wood, stratified ice and marine sediments to evaluate changes in the galactic cosmic-ray (GCR) flux and thus infer changes in thesheltering magnetic fields of the solar wind. In addition, shifts in the global at mospheric circulation which appear to result from cyclic fluctuations in solar irradiance have left their mark in river sediments and inthe isotopiccomposition of cave deposits. In this volume the results these sources have already produced have been summ arised, paying special attention to those that reflect processes in different parts of the Suns interior andthatdisplayperiodicities and trends which may enable us to forecast future large-scale environmental changes
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Contents:Preface
1.Introduction
2.Origins
3.The young Sun
4. Isotopes and ice cores
5.Cosmogenic radiocarbon
6.The solar cycle
7.Solar rotation
8.Contemporary history
9. The Lessons of History
Index
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Title:Origin and Evolution of Planetary Atmospheres [electronic resource] : Implications for Habitability
Author(s): Helmut Lammer
Date:2013
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Note:Based on the authors own work and results obtained by international teams he coordinated, this SpringerBrief offers a concise discussion of the origin and early evolution of atmospheres of terrestrial planets during the activephase of their host star s, as well as of the environmental conditions which are necessary in order for planets like the Earth to obtain N_2-rich atmospheres. Possible thermal and non-thermal atmospheric escape processes are discussedin a comparative way between the planets in th e Solar System and exoplanets. Lastly, a hypothesis for how to test and study the discussed atmosphere evolution theories using future UV transit observations of terrestrial exoplanetswithin the orbits of dwarf stars is presented
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Contents:1 Protoatmospheres
2 Evolution of the Solar/Stellar Radiation and Plasma Environment
3 Escape of Planetary Atmospheres
4 Observational Tests of Atmosphere Evolution Hypotheses
5 Conclusion. Index
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Title:The Environments of the Sun and the Stars [electronic resource]
Author(s): Jean-Pierre Rozelot
Coralie Neiner
Date:2013
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Note:Based on lectures given at a CNRS summer school in France, this book covers many aspects of stellar environments (both observational and theoretical) and offers a broad overview of the field. More specifically, Part I of the bookfocuses on the Sun, t he properties of the ejected plasma, of the solar wind and on space weather. The second part deals with tides in planetary systems and in binary stellar systems, as well as with interactions in massive binary starsas seen by interferometry. Finally the ch apters of Part III discuss the environments of young or evolved stars, stellar winds, agnetic fields and disks. With its broad approach the book will provide advanced students as well asresearchers with a good overview of the environments of the Sun and t he stars
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Contents:Part I: Rezeau: Discontinuities and turbulence in the solar wind
Vial: Nature and variability of plasmas ejected by the Sun
Georgieva: Space weather and space climate
Part II: Mathis: Tides in planetary systems: a physical picture
Millour: Interactions in massive binary stars as seen by interferometry
Part III: Malbet: Very close environments of young stars
Alecian: An Introduction to Accretion Disks
ud
Doula: Stellar Winds, Magnetic Fields and Disks
Petit: Magnetic field and convection in the cool supergiant Betelgeuse
Chesneau: The formation of circumstellar disk
ISBN:9783642306488
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Title:Under a Crimson Sun [electronic resource] : Prospects for Life in a Red Dwarf System
Author(s): David S Stevenson
Date:2013
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Note:Gliese 581 is a red dwarf star some 20.3 light years from Earth. Red dwarfs are among the most numerous stars in the galaxy, and they sport diverse planetary systems. At magnitude 10, Gliese 581 is visible to amateur observersbut does not stand out. So what makes this star so important? It is that professional observers have confirmed that it has at least four planets orbiting it, and in 2009, Planet d was described in the letters of The AstrophysicalJournal as the first confirmed exoplanet that coul d support Earth-like life. Under a Crimson Sun looks at the nature of red dwarf systems such as Gliese as potential homes for life. Realistically, what are prospects forlife on these distant worlds? Could life evolve and survive there? How do these plan etary surfaces and geology evolve? How would life on a red dwarf planet differ from life on Earth? And what are the implications for finding furtherhabitable worlds in our galaxy? Stevenson provides readers with insight into the habitability of planets a nd how this changes as time progresses and the central star evolves. Explore with him in this engaging, fascinating book thepossibilities for finding life, from bacteria to more complex and even intelligent organisms, on red dwarf system planets
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Contents:The Evolution of Red Dwarfs
Gliese 581, a Planetary System 20 Light
years from Earth
'Super
Earths'
The Development of Life
Prospects for Sustained Evolution
Surface Conditions on Super Earths
Gliese 581
the Next 400 Billion Years
Comparison with the Evolution of Earth
Red Dwarfs
the Final Bastions of Life?
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Title:Constant-Scale Natural Boundary Mapping to Reveal Global and Cosmic Processes [electronic resource]
Author(s): Pamela Elizabeth Clark
Chuck Clark
Date:2013
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Note:Whereas conventional maps can be expressed as outward-expanding formulae with well-defined central features and relatively poorly defined edges, Constant Scale Natural Boundary (CSNB) maps have well-defined boundaries that resultfrom natural processe s and thus allow spatial and dynamic relationships to be observed in a new way useful to understanding these processes. CSNB mapping presents a new approach to visualization that produces maps markedly differentfrom those produced by conventional cartogra phic methods. In this approach, any body can be represented by a 3D coordinate system. For a regular body, with its surface relatively smooth on the scale of its size, locations of featurescan be represented by definite geographic grid (latitude and longi tude) and elevation, or deviation from the triaxial ellipsoid defined surface. A continuous surface on this body can be segmented, its distinctive regional terranesenclosed, and their inter-relationships defined, by using selected morphologically identifi able relief features (e.g., continental divides, plate boundaries, river or current systems). In this way, regions of distinction on a large,essentially spherical body can be mapped as two-dimensional facets with their boundaries representing regional to global-scale asymmetries (e.g., continental crust, continental and oceanic crust on the Earth, farside originalthicker crust and nearside thinner impact punctuated crust on the Moon). In an analogous manner, an irregular object such as an asteroid, with a surface that is rough on the scale of its size, would be logically segmented along edgesof its impact-generated faces. Bounded faces are imagined with hinges at occasional points along boundaries, resulting in a foldable shape model. Thus, bounded faces grow organically out of the most compelling natural features.Obvious boundaries control the maps extremities, and peripheral regions are not dismembered or grossly distorted as in convent
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Contents:Chapter One: Constant
Scale Natural Boundary Mapping in Context
Chapter Two: CSNB Mapping Technique
Chapter Three: Interpretation of CSNB Maps
Chapter Four: Mapping the Earth
Chapter Five: CSNB Mapping Applied to Other Regular Bodies
Chapter Six: CSNB Mapping Applied to Irregular Bodies
Chapter Seven: Mapping the Sky
Chapter Eight: The Future of CSNB Mapping
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Title:Alien Seas [electronic resource] : Oceans in Space
Author(s): Michael Carroll
Rosaly Lopes
Date:2013
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Note:In the early days of planetary observation, oceans were thought to exist in all corners of the Solar System. Carbonated seas percolated beneath the clouds of Venus. Features on the Moon's surface were given names such as theBay of Rainbows and the Oc ean of Storms. With the advent of modern telescopes and spacecraft exploration these ancient concepts of planetary seas have been replaced by the reality of something even more exotic. Alien Seas servesup the current research, past beliefs, and new theori es to offer a rich array of the seas on other worlds. It is organized by location and by the material composing the oceans under discussion, with expert authors penning chapterson their specialty. Each chapter features new original art depicting alien sea s, as well as the latest ground-based and spacecraft images. With the contributors as guides, readers can explore the wild seas of Jupiter's waterysatellite Europa, believed similar in composition to battery acid. Saturn's planet-sized moon Titan seems to be subject to methane or ethane rainfall that become vast lakes and, perhaps, seasonal oceans. Titan and Mars have seas ofsand, large shifting dunes covering huge plains, while Venus may have oceans of frozen lava. The possibilities are excitingly endles s and ripe for exploration. Contributors: Kevin Baines Jeffrey Bennett James Cameron MichaelCarroll Mona Delitsky David Grinspoon Rosaly Lopes Christopher P. McKay Karl Mitchell Robert Pappalardo Timothy Parker Jani Radebaugh John Spencer
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Contents:Acknowledgments
Foreword by James Cameron
1. Introduction: Oceans on Earth and Elsewhere by Michael Carroll
Chapter 2. Chasing the Lost Oceans of Venus by David Grinspoon
Chapter 3. Oceans on Mars by Timothy Parker
Chapter 4. Seas of Molten Rock by Rosaly Lopes
Chapter 5. Jupiters Water Worlds: Water Lurks Beneath the Surfaces of Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto by Robert Pappalardo
Chapter 6. Oceans At The Outer Limits: Enceladus, Outer Moons, Pluto by John Spencer
Chapter 7. Sand Seas of the Solar System by Jani Radebaugh
Chapter 8. Exotic Seas: Titan's Methane/Et
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Title:The Moon's Near Side Megabasin and Far Side Bulge [electronic resource]
Author(s): Charles Byrne
Date:2013
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Note:Since Luna and Lunar Orbiter photographed the far side of the Moon, the mysterious dichotomy between the face of the Moon as we see it from Earth and the side of the Moon that is hidden has puzzled lunar scientists. As we learnedmore from the Apollo sample return missions and later robotic satellites, the puzzle literally deepened, showing asymmetry of the crust and mantle, all the way to the core of the Moon. This book summarizes the authors successfulsearch for an ancient impact feature, the Near S ide Megabasin of the Moon and the extensions to impact theory needed to find it. The implications of this ancient event are developed to answer many of the questions about the history ofthe Moon
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Contents:Foreword
Chapter 1: The asymmetric nature of the Moon differences between the near and far sides
Chapter 2: Impact dynamics from craters to ringed basins to giant basins
Chapter 3: A model of large lunar impact cavities and their external ejecta
Chapter 4: The search for ancient impacts
Chapter 5: The Near Side Megabasin
Chapter 6: Age of the Near Side Megabasin
Chapter 7: The far side megabasin (the South Pole Aitken Basin)
Chapter 8: A dynamic model of the history of the Moon
Chapter 9: Implications to the surface mineral distribution and thermal history of
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Title:Chinas Strategy in Space [electronic resource]
Author(s): Stacey Solomone
Date:2013
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Note:This book addresses why China is going into space and provides up- to-date information on all aspects of the Chinese Space Program in terms of launch vehicles, launch sites and infrastructure, crew vehicles for space exploration,satellite application s and scientific exploration capabilities. Beyond mere capabilities, it is important to understand how Chinese aerospace leaders think, how they make decisions, and what their ultimate goal is during their spaceendeavors. What are Chinese intentions in sp ace? To what extent does culture and ethics influence Chinese strategic decision-making within the highest levels of the aerospace industrial complex? This book examines these questions andoffers four potential scenarios on where the Chinese space program is headed based on this new perspective of understanding Chinas space goals. This book is not only required reading for policy makers and military leaders in the USgovernment, but also for the general population, students, and professionals interested in truly understanding the reasons behind what the Chinese are doing in space
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Contents:The History of the Chinese Space Program and Its Role in Modern China
Why Did China Reinvigorate the Space Industry as a Part of the Recovery from the Cultural Revolution
A Review of China's Space Capabilities Today
China and Its Plan for Aerospace Innovation
The Rise of Chinese Aerospace Industry in the Global Space Community
The Generational Differences Among the Chinese Space Professionals
Societal/Cultural Influences and the Chinese Space Program
Future Scenarios for China's Space Industry
Conclusion
Top 10 Things to Know about China's Space Program
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Title:The Early Evolution of the Atmospheres of Terrestrial Planets [electronic resource]
Author(s): J.M Trigo-Rodriguez
Franois Raulin
Christian Muller
Conor Nixon
Date:2013
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Note:The Early Evolution of the Atmospheres of Terrestrial Planets presents the main processes participating in the atmospheric evolution of terrestrial planets. A group of experts in the different fields provide an update ofour current knowledge on this topic. Several papers in this book discuss the key role of nitrogen in the atmospheric evolution of terrestrial planets.The earliest setting and evolution of planetary atmospheres of terrestrial planetsis directly associated with accretion, chemical diffe rentiation, outgassing, stochastic impacts, and extremely high energy fluxes from their host stars. This book provides an overview of the present knowledge of the initial atmosphericcomposition of the terrestrial planets. Additionally it includes some pap ers about the current exoplanet discoveries and provides additional clues to our understanding of Earths transition from a hot accretionary phase into ahabitable world. All papers included were reviewed by experts in their respective fields. We are living in an epoch of important exoplanet discoveries, but current properties of these exoplanets do not match our scientific predictionsusing standard terrestrial planet models. This book deals with the main physio-chemical signatures and processes that could be useful to better understand the formation of rocky planets
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Contents:Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Nitrogen in Solar System Minor Bodies
Chapter 3: A Mathematic Approach to Nitrogen Fixation Through Earth History
Chapter 4: Stability of Earth
like N2 Atmospheres
Chapter 5: Hot Super Earth Atmospheres
Chapter 6: The Nitrogen Chemistry in Hot Jupiter's Atmosphere
Chapter 7: Implication of Impacts in the Young Earth Sun Paradox and the Evolution of Earths Atmosphere
Chapter 8: N2O as a Biomarker, from the Earth and Solar System to Exoplanets
Chapter 9: Formation of a Nitrogen
rich Atmosphere on Titan
Chapter 10: Nitrogen in the S
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Title:Towards Understanding the Climate of Venus [electronic resource] : Applications of Terrestrial Models to Our Sister Planet
Author(s): Lennart Bengtsson
Roger-Maurice Bonnet
David Grinspoon
Symeon Koumoutsaris
Sebastien Lebonnois
Dmitri Titov
Date:2013
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Title:Dictionary of Minor Planet Names [electronic resource]
Author(s): Lutz D Schmadel
Date:2012
Edition:6th ed. 2012
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Note:The quantity of numbered minor planets has now well exceeded a quarter million. The new sixth edition of the Dictionary of Minor Planet Names, which is the IAUs official reference work for the field, now covers more than17,000 named minor planets. In addition to being of practical value for identification purposes, the Dictionary of Minor Planet Names provides authoritative information on the basis of the rich and colorful variety of ingenious names,from heavenly goddesses to artists, from scientists to Nobel laureates, from historical or political figures to ordinary women and men, from mountains to buildings, as well as a variety of compound terms and curiosities. This sixthedition of the Dictionary of Minor Planet Names has grown by more than 7,00 0 entries compared to the fifth edition and by more than 2,000 compared to the fifth edition, including its two addenda published in 2006 and 2009. In addition,there are many corrections, revisions and updates to the entries published in earlier editions. This work is an abundant source of information for anyone interested in minor planets and who enjoys reading about the people and thingsminor planets commemorate
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Contents:Volume 1
Foreword to the Sixth Edition
Foreword to the First Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Preface to the Sixth Edition
Introduction
Catalogue of Minor Planet Names and Discovery Circumstances
Appendices
References
Index of Minor Planet Names
Volume 2
Catalogue of Minor Planet Names and Discovery Circumstances
Appendices
References
Index of Minor Planet Names.
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Title:Dictionary of Minor Planet Names [electronic resource]
Author(s): Lutz D. Schmadel
Date:2012
Edition:6th ed. 2012
Publisher:Springer Berlin Heidelberg
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Keywords: Astronomy, Observations and Techniques , Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Sciences , Planetology , Geophysics and Environmental Physics , Popular Science in Astronomy
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Title:New Eyes on the Sun [electronic resource] : A Guide to Satellite Images and Amateur Observation
Author(s): John Wilkinson
Date:2012
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Note:Information collected by satellites recently sent by the USA, the European Space Agency, Japan, Germany, the United Kingdom, and Russia to monitor the Sun has changed our knowledge and understanding of the Sun, particularly itseffect on Earth. This b ook presents these findings in a way that will be welcomed by amateur astronomers, students, educators and anyone interested in the Sun. Enhanced by many colour photographs, the book combines newly acquiredscientific understanding with detailed descriptio ns of features visible on the Suns surface and in its atmosphere. In the past, observing the Sun has been left to academics with specialised instruments, since solar observation hasbeen unsafe because of the risk of eye damage. This book explains how amat eur astronomers can safely observe the various solar phenomena using special hydrogen-alpha telescopes that are not too expensive. Amateurs can now make apositive contribution to science by monitoring the Sun as professionals do. Amateurs can also access the solar images taken by satellites via the internet. This book helps readers interpret and understand what these images areshowing about the Sun, including the latest 3D images. Solar observers will enjoy comparing their own solar telescope observations with those produced by space probes such as SDO, SOHO, Hinode and STEREO, and further enjoy learningabout transits, eclipses, and space weather and how the Sun compares to other stars in the universe. The main purpose of this book is to present some of t he fascinating solar phenomena in their full splendor to readers through avariety of illustrations, photographs and easy to understand text. John Wilkinson is a science educator with over 30 years experience in teaching science, physics and chemistry in secondary colleges and universities in Australia. Heis author of over 100 science textbooks. He completed his Masters degree and PhD in science education at La Trobe University, Australia. Thro
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Contents:1 Warming to the Sun
2 Probing the Sun
3 Activity in the photosphere
4 Activity in the chromosphere and corona
5 Eclipses and Transits
6 Observing the Sun
7 Satellite images of the Sun
8 Space weather
9 The Sun and Earths climate
10. The Sun and stars
About the author
Glossary
Index
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Date:2012
Publisher:Springer Berlin Heidelberg
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ISBN:9783642228384
Series:Astronomers Universe
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Keywords: Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Sciences , Popular Science in Astronomy , Planetology
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Title:How Likely is Extraterrestrial Life? [electronic resource]
Author(s): J. Woods Halley
Date:2012
Publisher:Springer Berlin Heidelberg
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Series:SpringerBriefs in Astronomy
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Keywords: Astrobiology , Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Sciences , Biogeosciences , Planetology
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Title:Young Sun, Early Earth and the Origins of Life [electronic resource] : Lessons for Astrobiology
Author(s): Muriel Gargaud
Herv Martin
Purificacin Lpez-Garca
Thierry Montmerle
Robert Pascal
Date:2012
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Note:- How did the Sun come into existence? - How was the Earth formed? - How long has Earth been the way it is now, with its combination of oceans and continents? - How do you define life? - How did the first life forms emerge?- What conditions made it p ossible for living things to evolve? All these questions are answered in this colourful textbook addressing undergraduate students in Origins of Life courses and the scientifically interested public. Theauthors take the reader on an amazing voyage through time, beginning five thousand million years ago in a cloud of interstellar dust and ending five hundred million years ago, when the living world that we see today was finally formed.A chapter on exoplanets provides an overview of the search for planets o utside the solar system, especially for habitable ones. The appendix closes the book with a glossary, a bibliography of further readings and a summary of theOrigins of the Earth and life infourteen boxes
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Contents:Formation of the Sun and the planets
Formation and Early Childhood of the Earth
Water, Continents and Organic Matter
Intermezzo: Gestation of Life and its First Steps
Late Bombardment
Messages from the Most Ancient Terrestrial Rocks
Diversification of Life on Planet Earth
Exoplanets and habitability of planets
Epilogue
Classification of Rocks
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Keywords: Life sciences , Planetology , Evolution (Biology) , Astrophysics , Astrobiology
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Title:Young Sun, Early Earth and the Origins of Life [electronic resource]
Author(s): Muriel Gargaud
HervMartin
Purificaci Lez-Garc
Thierry Montmerle
Robert Pascal
Date:2012
Publisher:Springer Berlin Heidelberg
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ISBN:9783642225512
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Keywords: Astrobiology , Biogeosciences , Evolutionary Biology , Planetology , Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Sciences
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Title:The Hatfield Lunar Atlas [electronic resource] Digitally Re-Mastered Edition
Author(s): Anthony Cook
Date:2012
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Note:The Hatfield Lunar Atlas has become an amateur lunar observer's bible since it was first published in 1968. A major update of the atlas was made in 1998, using the same wonderful photographs that Commander Henry Hatfield made withhis purpose-built 12 -inch (300 mm) telescope, but bringing the lunar nomenclature up to date and changing the units from Imperial to S.I. metric. However, with modern telescope optics, digital imaging equipment and computer enhancementnew pictures can easily surpass what was achieved with Henry Hatfield's 12-inch telescope and a film camera. This limits the usefulness of the original atlas to visual observing or imaging with rather small amateur telescopes. The new,digitally re-mastered edition vastly improves the clarity an d definition of the original photographs - significantly beyond the resolution limits of the photographic grains present in earlier atlas versions - while preserving thelayout and style of the original publications. This has been achieved by merging compu ter-visualized Earth-based views of the lunar surface, derived from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter data, with scanned copies of CommanderHatfield's photographic plates, using the author's own software. The result is a The Hatfield Lunar Atlas for twe nty-first century amateur telescopes
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Contents:Chapter 1: Introduction
The Maps: Overlaps, Scales, Grids
Nomenclature
The Librartion Keys
The Moon's Age and the Sun's Selenographic Colongitude
The Digital Image Augmentation Process
For Further Information
Chapter 2: Lunar Observing Techniques
Projects for Beginners
Advanced Techniques
References
Chapter 3: Maps and Plates
Chapter 4: Simulations of Sunrise and Sunset over Selected Features
Appendices
Appendix A: Details of Commander Hatfields's Photographic Plates
Appendix B: TLP Identification Flow Charts
Appendix C: Index of Named Formations
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Author(s): Anthony Cook
Date:2012
Publisher:Springer New York
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ISBN:9781461454984
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Keywords: Astronomy, Observations and Techniques , Popular Science in Astronomy , Planetology
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Title:Newton's Gravity [electronic resource] : An Introductory Guide to the Mechanics of the Universe
Author(s): Douglas W MacDougal
Date:2012
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Note:Newtons Gravity conveys the power of simple mathematics to tell the fundamental truth about nature. Many people know the tides are caused by the pull of the Moon and to a lesser extent the Sun. But very few can explainexactly how and why that happens . Fewer still can calculate the actual pulls of the Moon and Sun on the oceans. This book shows in clear detail how to do this with simple tools. It uniquely crosses disciplines history, astronomy,physics and mathematics and takes pains to explain thing s frequently passed over or taken for granted in other books. Using a problem-based approach, Newtons Gravity explores the surprisingly basic mathematics behindgravity, the most fundamental force that governs the movements of satellites, planets, and the stars
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Contents:Preface
Chapter 1: Introduction
The Twin Mysteries of Mass
Chapter 2: Galileo's Great Discovery
How Things Fall
Chapter 3: Christiaan Huygens' Remarkable Pendulum
Chapter 4: The Geometry of the Solar System
Kepler's Laws of Planetary Motion
Chapter 5: How the Moon Falls Toward the Earth (but keeps missing it)
Chapter 6: Newton's Moon Test
Chapter 7: Newton Demonstrate How an Inverse Square Law Could Explain Planetary Motions
Chapter 8: Newton's Master Stroke
The Universal Law of Gravitation
Chapter 9: Determining the Value of g on Earth
Chapter 10: A Binar
ISBN:9781461454441
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Date:2012
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ISBN:9781461454434
Series:Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics
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Keywords: Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology , Planetology , Mathematical Applications in the Physical Sciences
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Title:Astronomy and the Climate Crisis [electronic resource]
Author(s): Antony Cooke
Date:2012
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Note:Climate change is one of the most hotly debated issues of today. Increasing global temperatures will impact all of us. There are more questions than answers, however, and sweeping statements on the subject made by public figures,often with little sci entific understanding, only further confuses public opinion. Astronomical factors, apart from passing references to the Sun, are given short shrift in relation to climate change. However, they might be amongst themajor determinants of it. A presentation o f those that have been studied that some scientists suspect might be involved are featured in this book. Included is an in-depth look at the physics of climate itself, the potential effectsof the Sun, solar storms, sunspots, solar variability, the magneto sphere, solar cycles, influences of nearby planets, orbital factors, cosmic rays, possible galactic influences, monitoring from space, even climate change elsewhere inthe solar system, and much more. The greatest challenge climate change scientists face i s determining actual world climate statistics and analyzing the historical record. Another challenge lies in evaluating all of the various theoriesthat have been proposed. Is the current climate crisis completely human-induced, as some very credible sourc es say, or only partly human-induced.? Is carbon dioxide even the real threat? If not, what is? Astronomy and the ClimateCrisis is a serious attempt to reconcile the various scientific climate change studies, highlighting in particular the astronomical fa ctors that are possibly hidden culprits. This book can help you to become informed and join thedebate. You might be very surprised at what you find out!
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Contents:Preface
Chapter 1: The Astronomical Connection
Chapter 2: The Physics of a Crisis
Chapter 3: Climate and Weather
Chapter 4: The Physics of a Crisis
Chapter 5: Short
Term Climate Variation
Chapter 6: Gravitational Interactions of the Solar System
Chapter 7: Understanding the Larger Solar Cycles
Chapter 8: Climate Models
Chapter 9: Interpretations of the Data
Chapter 10: Global Warming on Other Worlds
Chapter 11: Ice Ages and Long
Term Cycles
Chapter 12: Cosmic Crisis
Index
ISBN:9781461446088
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Keywords: Environmental sciences , Planetology , Astrophysics , Astronomy , Climatic changes
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Date:2012
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ISBN:9781461446071
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Keywords: Climate Change , Popular Science in Astronomy , Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Sciences , Planetology
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Title:Mars and How to Observe It [electronic resource]
Author(s): Peter Grego
Date:2012
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Note:Mars has long been a favorite subject for astronomers, both amateur and professional. Known as the Red Planet because of its distinct color, it shines brightly in the skies when it is closest to the Earth every two years. Excitingto view through a te lescope, this most Earth-like of planets transforms into a real world showing phases, brilliant polar ice caps, seasonal changes in its dusty desert markings, and atmospheric phenomena. Mars and How to Observe Ittakes readers on a planet-wide tour of the Red Planet and explains how a variety of dynamic forces has shaped it through the ages. This book explains how amateur astronomers can view Mars successfully to create accurate observationaldrawings and secure high-resolution CCD images of the planet. Pet er Grego is an accomplished author, an experienced amateur astronomer who has been actively observing Mars for over 30 years. Using the latest imagery and data from Marsprobes and rovers, Mars and How to Observe It presents an up-to-date guide on our curr ent understanding of the Red Planet and how the amateur astronomer can become familiar with this fascinating world
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Contents:About the Author
Introduction
Section I: Our Current Knowledge of Mars
Chapter 1: Fourth Rock from the Sun
Chapter 2: History of the Red Planet
Chapter 3: Stuff and Substance
Chapter 4: Atmospherics, Meteors, and Magentic Field
Chapter 5: The Martian Moons
Chapter 6: A Topographic Survey of Mars
Section II: Observing Mars
Chapter 7: Following Mars
Chapter 8: A Tour of Mars
Chapter 9: Recording Mars
Chapter 10: An Observer's Guide to Martian Apparitions
Chapter 11: The Mars Observer's Equipment
Glossary
Index
ISBN:9781461423027
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Date:2012
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ISBN:9781461423010
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Keywords: Astronomy, Observations and Techniques , Popular Science in Astronomy , Planetology
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Title:Exoplanets [electronic resource] : Finding, Exploring, and Understanding Alien Worlds
Author(s): Chris Kitchin
Date:2012
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Note:Since 1992 there has been an explosion in the discovery of planets orbiting stars other than the Sun. There are now around 600 alien planets that we know about and that number is likely to break through the 1,000 barrierwithin a couple of years. The recent launch of the Kepler space telescope specifically to look for new worlds opens the prospect of hundreds, maybe thousands, of further exoplanets being found. Many of these planets orbits stars thatare not too different from the Sun, but they are so close in to their stars that their surfaces could be flooded with seas of molten lead or even molten iron. Others orbit so far from their stars that they might as well be alone ininterstellar space. A planet closely similar to the Earth has yet to be det ected, but that (to us) epoch-making discovery is just a matter of time. Could these alien worlds could provide alternative homes for humankind, new supplies ofmineral resources and might they might already be homes to alien life? Exoplanets: Finding, Exp loring, and UnderstandingAlienWorldstakes a look at these questions - examining what such planets are like, where they are, how wefind them and whether we might ever be able to visit them. It is written for the non-specialist but also provides a comprehen sive, accurate and balanced summary useful to researchers in the subject. Above all this book explores theexcitement of how a new branch of science is born, develops and in less than two decades starts to become a mature part of our knowledge of the unive rse
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Contents:Acknowledgements
Preface
Chapter 1: Because WE live on one!: Why planets and exoplanets are important
Chapter 2: A quick tour of the exoplanet menagerie
Chapter 3: An exoplanet retrospective
Chapter 4: In the beginning: the first exoplanet discoveries
Chapter 5: On the track of alien planets: The radial velocity or Doppler method
Chapter 6: On the track of alien planets: The transit method
Chapter 7: On the track of alien planets: direct imaging and observation
Chapter 8: On the track of alien planets: Gravitational microlensing
Chapter 9: On the track of alien pl
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