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Exploring Mercury : the iron planet

Author: Robert G Strom; Ann L Sprague
Publisher: Chichester, UK ; New York : Springer, ©2003.
Series: Springer-Praxis books in astronomy and space sciences.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"How did Mercury get such an enormous iron core? Why is its tectonic framework so different from any other planet or satellite? What is its crystal composition? Why is the crust so depleted in iron when the interior is so rich in that element? What are the polar deposits? Where do the elements in the exosphere come from? Mercury is a planet shrouded in mystery. Only 45 percent of its surface has been seen in any  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert G Strom; Ann L Sprague
ISBN: 1852337311 9781852337315
OCLC Number: 51623109
Description: xxx, 216 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.).
Details: System requirements: Macintosh: Power Macintosh with OS 8.6, OS 9.x, or OS X with at least 100 megabytes of disc space. Windows: Win 95/98, ME, NT Service Pack 4, 2000 or XP and at least 100 megabytes of disc space.
Contents: The twilight planet --
The Mariner 10 mission --
Mercury's motions --
Mercury's size, mass, and density --
Mercury's magnetic field and internal constitution --
Mercury's surface-bounded exosphere --
General surface features and radar characteristics --
Surface composition --
The impact cratering record --
Plains: smooth and intercrater --
Tectonics --
History and origin --
Future exploration of Mercury --
Appendix A: Orbital and physical data for Mercury --
Appendix B: Glossary of terms --
Appendix C: Names and locations of Mercury's surface features.
Series Title: Springer-Praxis books in astronomy and space sciences.
Responsibility: Robert G. Strom and Ann L. Sprague.
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Robert Strom and Anne Sprague present, for the first time, a brand new treatment of the study and exploration of Mercury through the Mariner and then Messenger missions that will stir the imagination  Read more...

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