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Exploring Mercury : the iron planet

Author: Robert G Strom; Ann L Sprague
Publisher: Chichester, UK : Praxis Publishing, ©2003.
Series: Springer-Praxis books in astronomy and space sciences
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert G Strom; Ann L Sprague
ISBN: 1852337311 9781852337315
OCLC Number: 876337239
Description: XXX, 216 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface List of Figs, Tables and Plates Additional information on CD 1. The Twilight Planet 2. The Mariner 10 Mission 3. Mercury's Motions 4. Mercury's Size, Mass and Density 5. Mercury's Magnetic Field and Internal Constitution 6. Mercury's Surface-Bounded Exosphere 7. General Surface Features and Radar Characteristics 8. Surface Composition 9. The Impact Cratering Record 10. Plains: Smooth and Intercrater 11. Tectonics 12. History and Origin 13. Future Exploration of Mercury Appendix A Orbital and Physical Data for Mercury Appendix B Glossary and Terms Appendix C Names and Locations of Mercury's Surface Features Bibliography Index Appendix 1. Glossary of Terms 2. Orbital and Physical Data of Mercury 3. Names and Locations of Mercury's Surface Features CD ROM Containing 1. README explanation of CD contents and instructions for minimal image processing 2. All good 1st, 2nd , and 3rd encounter Mariner 10 Images (about 1000) 3. PC and Macintosh Software for opening and manipulating images (NIH Image; public domain software) 4. Possibly Digital Maps and Mariner 10 photomosaics 5. Some MESSENGER graphics including a movie of the spacecraft trajectory.
Series Title: Springer-Praxis books in astronomy and space sciences
Responsibility: Robert G. Strom and Ann L. Sprague.

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