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Encyclopedia of the Solar System,

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Encyclopedia of the Solar System,

Lucy-Ann McFadden, Paul Weissman, Torrence Johnson

ISBN 0120885891
Pages 966

Description
The Encyclopedia of the Solar System 2nd Edition is a completely revised and updated 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 new entries on topics such as the oceans on Mars, Quaoar and the discovery of Sedna. Each chapter in the Encyclopedia provides a scholarly overview of the selected topic to inform a broad spectrum of readers, from researchers to the interested general public.

Contents
Preface Foreword The Solar System and Its Place in the Galaxy Paul R. Weissman Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, USA The Origin of the Solar System Alex N. Halliday University of Oxford, UK John E. Chambers NASA Ames Research Center, Moffet Field, California, USA A History of Solar System Studies David Leverington BAE Systems, UK (Retired) The Sun Markus J. Aschwanden Lockheed-Martin ATC, Palo Alto, California, USA The Solar Wind John T. Gosling University of Colorado, Boulder, USA Mercury Robert G. Strom University of Arizona, Tucson, USA Venus: Atmosphere Donald M. Hunten University of Arizona, Tucson, USA Venus: Surface and Interior Suzanne E. Smrekar Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, USA Ellen R. Stofan Proxemy Research, Bowie, Maryland, USA Earth as a Planet: Atmosphere and Oceans Timothy E. Dowling University of Louisville, Kentucky, USA Adam Showman University of Arizona, Tucson, USA Earth as a Planet: Surface and Interior David C. Pieri Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, USA Adam M. Dziewonski Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA The Sun-Earth Connection Janet G. Luhmann University of California, Berkeley, USA Stanley C. Solomon Boston University, Massacheusetts, USA The Moon Stuart Ross Taylor Australian National University, Canberra, Australia Meteorites Michael E. Lipschutz Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA Ludolf Schultz Max-Planck-Institut fur Chemie, Mainz, Germany Near-Earth Objects Lucy A. McFadden University of Maryland, College Park, USA Richard P. Binzel Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA Mars Atmosphere: History and Surface Interaction David C. Catling and Conway Leovy University of Washington, Seattle, USA Mars: Surface and Interior Michael H. Carr U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park, California, USA Mars: Landing Site Geology, Mineralogy, and Geochemistry Matthew P. Golombek Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, USA Harry McSween, Jr. University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA Main-Belt Asteroids Daniel T. Britt University of Central Florida, Orlando, USA Larry Lebofsky University of Arizona, Tucson, USA Planetary Satellites Bonnie J. Buratti Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, USA Peter C. Thomas Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA Atmospheres of the Giant Planets Robert A. West Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, USA Interiors of the Giant Planets Mark S. Marley NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California, USA Jonathan J. Fortney University of Arizona, Tucson, USA Io: The Volcanic Moon Rosaly M. C. Lopes Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, USA Europa Louise M. Prockter Applied Physics Laboratory, Johns Hopkins University, Laurel, Maryland, USA Robert T. Pappalardo Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, USA Ganymede and Callisto Geoffrey Collins Wheaton College, Massachusetts, USA Torrence V. Johnson Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, USA Titan Athena Coustenis Observatoire de Paris-Meudon, France Triton William B. McKinnon Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, USA Randy L. Kirk U.S Geological Survey, Flagstaff, Arizona, USA Planetary Rings Carolyn C. Porco Space Science Institute, Boulder, Colorado, USA Douglas P. Hamilton University of Maryland, College Park, USA Planetary Magnetospheres Margaret Galland Kivelson University of California, Los Angeles, USA Fran Bagenal University of Colorado, Boulder, USA Pluto and Charon Alan Stern Southwest Research Institute, Boulder, Colorado, USA Physics and Chemistry of Comets John Brandt University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, USA Cometary Dynamics Harold F. Levison Southwest Research Institute, Boulder, Colorado, USA Kuiper Belt: Dynamics Alessandro Morbidelli CNRS, Nice, France Harold F. Levison Southwest Research Institute, Boulder, Colorado, USA Kuiper Belt Objects: Physical Studies Stephen C. Tegler Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, USA Solar System Dust Eberhard Grün Max Planck Institute of Nuclear Physics, Heidelberg, Germany X-Rays in the Solar System Anil Bhardwaj Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, Trivandrum, India Carey M. Lisse Applied Physics Laboratory, Johns Hopkins University, Laurel, Maryland, USA The Solar System at Ultraviolet Wavelengths Amanda R. Hendrix and Robert M. Nelson Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA Deborah L. Domingue Applied Physics Laboratory, Johns Hopkins University, Laurel, Maryland, USA Infrared Views of the Solar System from Space Mark V. Sykes Planetary Science Institute, Tucson, Arizona, USA The Solar System at Radio Wavelengths Imke de Pater University of California, Berkeley, California, USA William S. Kurth University of Iowa, Iowa City, USA New Generation Optical/Infrared Telescopes Alan T. Tokunaga and Robert Jedicke University of Hawaii, Honolulu, USA Planetary Radar Steven J. Ostro Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA Remote Chemical Analysis Thomas H. Prettyman Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico, USA Solar System Dynamics: Regular and Chaotic Motion Jack J. Lissauer NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California, USA Carl D. Murray University of London, UK Planetary Impacts Richard A. F. Grieve Humboldt-Universitet zu Berlin, Germany Mark J. Cintala and Roald Tagle NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas, USA Planetary Volcanism Lionel Wilson University of Lancaster, UK Planets and the Origin of Life Christopher P. McKay and Wanda L. Davis NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California, USA Planetary Exploration Missions James D. Burke The Planetary Society, Pasadena, California, USA Extra-Solar Planets Michael Endl and William D. Cochran University of Texas, Austin, USA Appendices Glossary Index