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Living among giants : exploring and settling the outer solar system

Author: Michael W Carroll
Publisher: Cham : Springer, [2015] ©2015
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"The outer Solar System is rich in resources and may be the best region in which to search for life beyond Earth. In fact, it may ultimately be the best place for Earthlings to set up permanent abodes. This book surveys the feasibility of that prospect, covering the fascinating history of exploration that kicks off our adventure into the outer Solar System. Although other books provide surveys of the outer planets,  Read more...
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Carroll, Michael W., 1955-
Living among giants.
Cham : Springer, [2015]
(DLC) 2014950506
(OCoLC)886499373
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael W Carroll
ISBN: 9783319106748 3319106740
OCLC Number: 894509094
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 225 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents: 1. Early ideas --
2. How they got there --
3. How we got there --
4. The gas and ice giants --
5. The Galilean moons --
6. Saturn's ice moons --
7. Titan, the other Mars --
8. Ariel, Miranda and Triton : moons of Uranus and Neptune --
9. Technology and living among the giants --
10. Frolicking in the outer darkness : the cultural side of living among the giants.
Responsibility: written and illustrated by Michael Carroll.

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"The outer Solar System is rich in resources and may be the best region in which to search for life beyond Earth. In fact, it may ultimately be the best place for Earthlings to set up permanent abodes. This book surveys the feasibility of that prospect, covering the fascinating history of exploration that kicks off our adventure into the outer Solar System. Although other books provide surveys of the outer planets, Carroll approaches it from the perspective of potential future human exploration, exploitation and settlement, using insights from today's leading scientists in the field. These experts take us to targets such as the moons Titan, Triton, Enceladus, Iapetus and Europa, and within the atmospheres of the gas and ice giants. In these pages you will experience the thrill of discovery awaiting those who journey through the giant worlds and their moons. All the latest research is included, as are numerous illustrations, among them original paintings by the author, a renowned prize-winning space artist"--Provided by publisher.

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