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Jupiter : the giant planet

Author: Reta Beebe
Publisher: Washington : Smithsonian Institution Press, ©1997.
Series: Smithsonian library of the solar system.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Provides a full introduction to the planet's system, describing the history of discoveries about Jupiter as well as its atmosphere and interior composition.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Beebe, Reta.
Jupiter.
Washington : Smithsonian Institution Press, ©1997
(OCoLC)624406550
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Reta Beebe
ISBN: 1560987316 9781560987314 1560986859 9781560986850
OCLC Number: 35559012
Notes: The astronomical symbol for Jupiter appears on t.p.
Description: vi, 261 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. From Mythology to Robotic Exploration --
2. Jupiter's Atmosphere --
3. The Red Spot and Other Cloud Systems --
4. Jupiter's Interior --
5. Temperature and Cloud Structure Versus Height --
6. Spectroscopic Analysis of the Atmosphere --
7. Ongoing Atmospheric Research --
8. Discovery of Jupiter's Satellites --
9. Pre-Voyager Knowledge of the Galilean Satellites --
10. Callisto and Ganymede --
11. Europa, Io, and Amalthea --
12. Jupiter's Ring --
13. The Discovery and Investigation of Jupiter's Magnetic Field --
14. Jupiter's Magnetosphere --
15. Pioneer and Voyager Observations of the Magnetosphere --
16. The Shoemaker-Levy/9 Collisions --
17. The Galileo Probe and Orbiter --
18. Future Opportunities --
App. 1A. Physical Parameters of Jupiter and the Planets --
App. 1B. Physical Parameters of Jupiter and the Satellites --
App. 2. Color, Wavelength, Frequency, and Wave Number --
App. 3. Systems of Longitude and Latitude --
App. 4. Temperature Scales --
App. 5. Operation of an Interferometer --
App. 6. Radiation from a Warm Body.
Series Title: Smithsonian library of the solar system.
Responsibility: Reta Beebe.

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Provides a full introduction to the planet's system, describing the history of discoveries about Jupiter as well as its atmosphere and interior composition.

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