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Moore on Mercury : the planet and the missions

Author: Patrick Moore
Publisher: Berlin ; London : Springer, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this book Patrick Moore summarizes our exploration and knowledge of Mercury - historical observations, present day knowledge, and even expeditions that are planned for the futures."--book jacket.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick Moore
ISBN: 1846282578 9781846282577
OCLC Number: 80763294
Description: vii, 139 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Lift-offElusive PlanetMessenger of the GodsMercury in the Solar SystemCrossing the Sun - Mercury's TransitsThe Movements of MercuryGhost PlanetThrough the TelescopeMapping MercuryThe Flight of Mariner 10Around MercuryReturn to Mercury: the Messenger ProjectLife on Mercury?Travel to MercuryMercurian BaseAppendices
Responsibility: Sir Patrick Moore.

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In his inimitable style, Patrick Moore describes Mercury. He tells of those who have observed it over the centuries, and the past, present and future space missions to it. In doing so he has written  Read more...

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