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Moons of the solar system : from giant Ganymede to dainty Dactyl

Author: James A Hall, III
Publisher: Cham : Springer, [2016]
Series: Astronomers' universe.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book captures the complex world of planetary moons, which are more diverse than Earth's sole satellite might lead you to believe."--Back cover.
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James A Hall, III
ISBN: 9783319206356 3319206354
OCLC Number: 930008877
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxviii, 297 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm.
Contents: pt. I. Moons --
1. Mercury and Venus --
Why no real moons? --
2. Earth and Luna --
Other near Earth objects --
3. Mars --
Phobos --
Deimos --
Trojans --
Mars crosser/Hungaria Family --
4. The asteroid belt --
The main belt --
Comets --
Main-belt asteroids/Hungaria Family --
5. Jupiter --
Rings --
Amalthea (or inner) group --
The Galilean moons --
Io --
Europa --
Ganymede --
Callisto --
Themisto --
Himalia group --
Carpo --
S/203 J 12 and S/2011 J 1 --
Ananke group --
Carme group --
Pasiphae group --
S/2003 J 2 --
Jupiter trojans --
6. Saturn --
types of moons --
Alkyonides - Co-orbital --
Dynamical families --
Inner moons --
Outer moons --
Shepherd moons --
Trojan moons --
Minor moons not classed elsewhere --
Mimas --
Enceladus --
Tethys --
Dione --
Rhea --
Titan --
Hyperion --
Iapetus --
Phoebe --
Gallic group --
Inuit group --
Norse group --
Chiron --
Themis --
7. Uranus --
Moon discoveries? --
Inner moons --
Miranda --
Ariel --
Umbriel --
Titania --
Oberon --
Irregular moons --
Margaret --
8. Neptune --
Inner moons --
Triton --
Nereid --
Retrograde irregular moons --
Prograde irregular moons --
9. Distant minor planets --
Cis-Neptunian objects --
TNOs --
Centaurs with moons --
Cubewanos with moons --
Plutinos with moons --
RTNOs with moons --
SDOs with moons --
pt. II. Projects --
10. Logging/blogging --
11. c: the speed of light --
Measuring space with numbers --
The speed of light : a brief history --
So what is the speed of light in a vacuum? --
Playing with the speed of light --
12. Telescopic moon targets --
Jupiter and its moons --
Age and vision --
Darkness --
Distance --
Glare --
13. Life on moon worlds --
Habitability concerns --
Temporal concerns --
Vacation among the stars --
Io --
Saturn --
Uranus --
Triton --
14. Citizen science --
Distributed computing --
Remote observing --
Google moon --
Appendix A. Luna and telescopes --
Appendix B. Lunar mission highlights.
Series Title: Astronomers' universe.
Responsibility: James A. Hall III.

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