Encyclopedia of the Solar System Book
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Encyclopedia of the Solar System


  • Author : Lucy-Ann McFadden
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2006-12-18
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 992
  • ISBN 10 : 0080474985

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Encyclopedia of the Solar System Excerpt :

Long before Galileo published his discoveries about Jupiter, lunar craters, and the Milky Way in the Starry Messenger in 1610, people were fascinated with the planets and stars around them. That interest continues today, and scientists are making new discoveries at an astounding rate. Ancient lake beds on Mars, robotic spacecraft missions, and new definitions of planets now dominate the news. How can you take it all in? Start with the new Encyclopedia of the Solar System, Second Edition. This self-contained reference follows the trail blazed by the bestselling first edition. It provides a framework for understanding the origin and evolution of the solar system, historical discoveries, and details about planetary bodies and how they interact—and has jumped light years ahead in terms of new information and visual impact. Offering more than 50% new material, the Encyclopedia includes the latest explorations and observations, hundreds of new color digital images and illustrations, and more than 1,000 pages. It stands alone as the definitive work in this field, and will serve as a modern messenger of scientific discovery and provide a look into the future of our solar system. · Forty-seven chapters from 75+ eminent authors review fundamental topics as well as new models, theories, and discussions · Each entry is detailed and scientifically rigorous, yet accessible to undergraduate students and amateur astronomers · More than 700 full-color digital images and diagrams from current space missions and observatories amplify the chapters · Thematic chapters provide up-to-date coverage, including a discussion on the new International Astronomical Union (IAU) vote on the definition of a planet · Information is easily accessible with numerous cross-references and a full glossary and index

Space Encyclopedia  2nd Edition Book

Space Encyclopedia 2nd Edition


  • Author : David A. Aguilar
  • Publisher : National Geographic Children's Books
  • Release Date : 2020-08-25
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 1426338570

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Space Encyclopedia 2nd Edition Excerpt :

Blast off into space with the experts at National Geographic to discover everything we know about the universe, including exciting, recent discoveries and amazing brand-new NASA space photography. The updated and expanded edition of the hit Space Encyclopedia presents the most up-to-date findings on space exploration and research and breathtaking views of the universe, as captured by the latest and greatest technology, including the recent first ever image of a black hole. This complete reference contains everything kids need to know about our sun and planets including the new dwarf planets, the formation of the universe, space travel, the possibility of life beyond Earth, and more. Authored by David A. Aguilar, an internationally recognized astronomer and former Director of Science Information and Public Outreach at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, it is an authoritative and beautifully illustrated must-have for every family, providing both accessible information for school reports and compelling reading on the mysteries beyond our planet.

New Views of the Solar System Book

New Views of the Solar System


  • Author : Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
  • Publisher : Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2013-01-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN 10 : 9781625130396

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New Views of the Solar System Excerpt :

Are you up to date on the solar system? When the International Astronomical Union redefined the term ""planet,"" Pluto was downgraded to a lower status. New Views of the Solar System 2013 looks at scientists' changing perspectives, with articles on Pluto, the eight chief planets, and dwarf planets, new missions, updates for ongoing missions, newly-discovered moons, and updated tables. Brilliant photos and drawings showcase the planets, asteroids, comets, and more, providing a stunning collection of vivid images.

Planets  Stars  and Galaxies Book
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Planets Stars and Galaxies


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : National Geographic Books
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 194
  • ISBN 10 : 9781426301704

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Planets Stars and Galaxies Excerpt :

Illustrations, photographs, star charts, moon maps, and scientific diagrams are compiled in a reference tool that explores the new solar system, the birth and death of stars, black holes, and space engineering.

Space a Visual Encyclopedia Book

Space a Visual Encyclopedia


  • Author : DK
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2020-08-18
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780744033533

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Space a Visual Encyclopedia Excerpt :

From the Moon, Sun, and planets of our Solar System to space exploration, black holes, and dark matter, this completely revised and updated children's encyclopedia covers all you need to know about the cosmos. The most up-to-date images from space agencies such as NASA and ESA combine with info panels, timelines, interviews, diagrams, and activities you can do at home to help you understand the majesty and wonder of space. Learn about the Space Race, the Apollo Moon Landings, the Voyager craft that first probed the outer planets, the Hubble telescope, and the International Space Station (ISS) - the state-of-the-art laboratory orbiting Earth. Find out about future missions, space tourism, and the latest discoveries in the furthest reaches of our galaxy. Discover how to find constellations and where to look for stars and planets, including Venus and Mars, in the night sky. Learn how galaxies such as our Milky Way were formed. Part of a series of best-selling encyclopedias for children, Space: A Children's Encyclopedia is a rocket ride from the beginning of time to the near future, and from planet Earth out to the furthest reaches of the Universe.

Stars and Atoms Book

Stars and Atoms


  • Author : Stuart Clark
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Genre: Astronomy.
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015031708582

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Stars and Atoms Excerpt :

Covers the Big Bang, galaxies, quasars, stars, the fate of the universe, and techniques of astronomical observation

The Solar System Book

The Solar System


  • Author : Kenneth Walsh
  • Publisher : Teacher Created Materials
  • Release Date : 2011-12-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 1433336332

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The Solar System Excerpt :

Introduces the solar system, discussing the sun, planets, and orbits and rotation.

Solar System Dynamics Book
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Solar System Dynamics


  • Author : Carl D. Murray
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 612
  • ISBN 10 : 0521575974

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Solar System Dynamics Excerpt :

The first comprehensive introduction to the dynamics of the Solar System - includes free Internet Mathematica® software package.

The Cambridge Guide to the Solar System Book
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The Cambridge Guide to the Solar System


  • Author : Kenneth R. Lang
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2011-03-03
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781139494175

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The Cambridge Guide to the Solar System Excerpt :

Richly illustrated with full-color images, this book is a comprehensive, up-to-date description of the planets, their moons, and recent exoplanet discoveries. This second edition of a now classic reference is brought up to date with fascinating new discoveries from 12 recent Solar System missions. Examples include water on the Moon, volcanism on Mercury's previously unseen half, vast buried glaciers on Mars, geysers on Saturn's moon Enceladus, lakes of hydrocarbons on Titan, encounter with asteroid Itokawa, and sample return from comet Wild 2. The book is further enhanced by hundreds of striking new images of the planets and moons. Written at an introductory level appropriate for undergraduate and high-school students, it provides fresh insights that appeal to anyone with an interest in planetary science. A website hosted by the author contains all the images in the book with an overview of their importance. A link to this can be found at www.cambridge.org/solarsystem.

Encyclopedia of Planetary Sciences Book

Encyclopedia of Planetary Sciences


  • Author : J.H. Shirley
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 1997-06-30
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 943
  • ISBN 10 : 9780412069512

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Encyclopedia of Planetary Sciences Excerpt :

Planetary science is a truly multidisciplinary subject. The book deals with the atmospheres, surfaces and interiors of the planets and moons, and with the interplanetary environment of plasma and fields, as well as with asteroids and meteorites. Processes such as accretion, differentiation, thermal evolution, and impact cratering form another category of entries. Remote sensing techniques employed in investigation and exploration, such as magnetometry, photometry, and spectroscopy are described in separate articles. In addition, the Encyclopedia chronicles the history of planetary science, including biographies of pioneering scientists, and detailed descriptions of all major lunar and planetary missions and programs. The Encyclopedia of Planetary Sciences is superbly illustrated throughout with over 450 line drawings, 180 black and white photographs, and 63 color illustrations. It will be a key reference source for planetary scientists, astronomers, and workers in related disciplines such as geophysics, geology, and the atmospheric sciences.

Space Encyclopedia Book
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Space Encyclopedia


  • Author : David A. Aguilar
  • Publisher : National Geographic Books
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 196
  • ISBN 10 : 9781426309489

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Space Encyclopedia Excerpt :

A tour of outer space explores the solar system as well as stars, galaxies, and the birth of planets, and speculates on whether other intelligent beings exist in the universe.

Solar System  The Book

Solar System The


  • Author : Colleen Sexton
  • Publisher : Bellwether Media
  • Release Date : 2012-08-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 24
  • ISBN 10 : 9781612112084

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Solar System The Excerpt :

The solar system is made up of planets, moons, asteroids, comets, meteoroids, and more. Young readers will learn about the bodies that make up the solar system and how they interact with each other.

Encyclopedia of the Solar System Book

Encyclopedia of the Solar System


  • Author : Paul Weissman
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 1998-09-18
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 992
  • ISBN 10 : 0080573134

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Encyclopedia of the Solar System Excerpt :

The Encyclopedia of the Solar System provides a series of comprehensive and authoritative articles written by more than 50 eminent planetary and space scientists. Each chapter is self-contained yet linked by cross-references to other related chapters. This beautifully designed book is a must for the library of professional astronomers and amateur star-gazers alike, in fact for anyone who wishes to understand the nature of our solar system. Key Features * Cross-referenced throughout for easy comprehension * Superbly illustrated with over 700 photos, drawings, and diagrams, including 36 color plates * Provides 40 thematically organized chapters by more than 50 eminent contributors * Convenient glossaries of technical terms introduce each chapter * Academic Press maintains a web site for the Encyclopedia at www.academicpress.com/solar; Author-recommended web resources for additional information, images, and research developments related to each chapter of this volume, are available here

Stars and Planets Book
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Stars and Planets


  • Author : Giles Sparrow
  • Publisher : Mini Encyclopedia
  • Release Date : 2016-07
  • Genre: Astronomy
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 1782742603

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Stars and Planets Excerpt :

Stars and Planets is a 300-entry mini encyclopedia of the universe that surrounds our world.