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Planetary science : the science of planets around stars

Author: G H A Cole; M M Woolfson
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Taylor & Francis, 2002.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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There are many planetary systems other than our own, but it is only through a detailed understanding of the relatively accessible bodies in our solar system that a thorough appreciation of planetary science can be gained. This is particularly pertinent with the recent discovery of extra-solar planets and the desire to understand their formation and the prospect of life on other worlds. Planetary Science: The Science  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: G H A Cole; M M Woolfson
ISBN: 9781420056853 1420056859
OCLC Number: 1030213740
Description: 1 online resource (528 pages)
Contents: The unity of the universe --
The sun and other stars --
The planets --
The terrestrial planets --
The major planets and pluto --
The moon --
Satellites and rings --
Asteroids --
Comets --
Meteorites --
Dust in the solar system --
Theories of the origin and evolution of the solar system.
Responsibility: George H.A. Cole, Michael M. Woolfson.

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There are many planetary systems other than our own, but it is only through a detailed understanding of the relatively accessible bodies in our solar system that a thorough appreciation of planetary science can be gained. This is particularly pertinent with the recent discovery of extra-solar planets and the desire to understand their formation and the prospect of life on other worlds. Planetary Science: The Science of Planets Around Stars focuses on the structure of planets and the stars they orbit and the interactions between them. The book is written in two parts, making it suitable for students at different levels and approaching planetary science from differing backgrounds. Twelve independent descriptive chapters reveal our solar system and the diverse bodies it contains, including satellites, planetary rings, asteroids, comets, meteorites, and interstellar dust. These chapters are accompanied by 42 detailed topics that discuss specialized subjects in a quantitative manner and will be essential reading for those in higher level courses. Coverage includes mineralogy, stellar formation and evolution, solar system dynamics, atmospheric physics, planetary interiors, thermodynamics, planetary astrophysics, and exobiology. Problems and answers are also included. Planetary Science: The Science of Planets Around Stars presents a complete overview of planetary science for students of physics, astronomy, astrophysics, earth sciences, and geophysics. Assuming no prior knowledge of astrophysics or geophysics, this book is suitable for students studying planetary science for the first time.

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