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Jupiter and Saturn

Author: Linda T Elkins-Tanton
Publisher: New York : Chelsea House, ©2006.
Series: Solar system.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the orbital movements of Jupiter in the solar system and its internal and external composition, movements, and temperatures, as well as Saturn's ring system. Useful for those interested in  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Linda T Elkins-Tanton
ISBN: 0816051968 9780816051960
OCLC Number: 859081740
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xx, 220 p., 8 p. de pl. : ill.
Contents: Jupiter: fast facts about a planet in orbit --
Fundamental information about Jupiter --
What makes gravity? --
The interior of Jupiter --
Materials, temperatures, and pressures --
Elements and isotopes --
What is pressure? --
Magnetic field --
Radio noise --
Jupiter's surface appearance and conditions --
Remote sensing --
Optical depth --
Changes in Jupiter's surface within human history: storms --
Changes in Jupiter's surface within human history: comet Shoemaker-Levy --
Jupiter's rings and moons --
The surprise of Jupiter's rings --
Jupiter's moons --
What are synchronous orbits and synchronous rotation? --
Moment of inertia --
Rheology, or how solids can flow --
Missions to Jupiter --
Saturn: fast facts about a planet in orbit --
Fundamental information about Saturn --
Saturn's interior: composition and magnetic field --
Structure, temperature, pressure --
Internal heat production --
Magnetic field --
Saturn's surface appearance and conditions --
Saturn's rings and moons --
Rings --
Why are there rings? --
Saturn's moons --
Giovanni Cassini (1625-1712) --
Fossa, sulci, and other terms for planetary landforms --
Stable orbits for small bodies among much larger planets --
Missions to Saturn --
Conclusions: the known and the unknown --
Appendix 1: units and measurements --
Fundamental units --
Comparisons among kelvin, celsius, and fahrenheit --
Useful measures of distance --
Definitions for electricity and magnetism --
Prefixes --
Appendix 2: light, wavelength, and radiation --
Appendix 3: a list of all known moons.
Series Title: Solar system.
Responsibility: Linda T. Elkins-Tanton.

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