Volatiles in the Martian Crust Book

Volatiles in the Martian Crust

  • Author : Justin Filiberto
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2018-08-30
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 426
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128042014

Volatiles in the Martian Crust Excerpt :

Volatiles in the Martian Crust is a vital reference for future missions - including ESA’s EXO Mars and NASA’s Mars2020 rover - looking for evidence of life on Mars and the potential for habitability and human exploration of the Martian crust. Mars science is a rapidly evolving topic with new data returned from the planet on a daily basis. The book presents chapters written by well-established experts who currently focus on the topic, providing the reader with a fresh, up-to-date and accurate view. Organized into two main sections, the first half of the book focuses on the Martian meteorites and specific volatile elements. The second half of the book explores processes and locations on the crust, including what we have learned about volatile mobility in the Martian crust. Coverage includes data from orbiter and in situ rovers and landers, geochemical and geophysical modeling, and combined data from the SNC meteorites. Presents information about the nature, relationship, and reactivity of chemical elements and compounds on Mars Explores the potential habitability of Mars Provides a comprehensive view of volatiles in the Martian crust from studies of actual samples as well as from the variety of landed missions, including the MER and Curiosity rovers Delivers a vital reference for ongoing and future missions to Mars while synthesizing large data sets and research on volatiles in the Martian atmosphere Concludes with an informative summary chapter that looks to future Mars missions and what might be learned

Cosmochemistry Book


  • Author : Harry McSween, Jr
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2022-03-03
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 453
  • ISBN 10 : 9781108839839

Cosmochemistry Excerpt :

Thoroughly updated to include exciting discoveries from spacecraft missions and laboratory analyses, as well as new teaching resources.

Mars   A Warmer  Wetter Planet Book
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Mars A Warmer Wetter Planet

  • Author : Jeffrey S. Kargel
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2004-07-23
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 644
  • ISBN 10 : 1852335688

Mars A Warmer Wetter Planet Excerpt :

Mars is the Solar System's other wild, wet, water world. Long believed to have become cold, dead, and dry aeons ago, we now having striking new proof, not only that Mars was a relatively warm and wet place in geologically recent times, but that even today there are vast reserves of water frozen beneath the planet's surface. This compelling new evidence may well boost the chances of a manned mission to Mars sooner, rather than later. The discovery is also forcing a complete rethink about the mechanisms of global planetary change. What does the drastic turn of events on Mars mean for Earth's climate system? Could life have thrived on Mars very recently, and might it survive today in short-term hibernation? Will humans soon be capable of living off the natural resources that Martian hydrogeology has naturally offered us? Will humans one day be capable of setting off the same chain of events that nature has repeatedly triggered to set off warm, wet episodes on Mars? How could Mars be terraformed into a New World? (And should we even contemplate doing so?) This book offers a visually beautiful, scientifically detailed and accurate presentation of the evidence that has forced this new revolution in Mars science. From the reviews:"Long believed to have been cold, dead and dry for eons, there is now striking new proof that not only was Mars a relatively warm and wet place in geologically recent times, but that even today there are vast reserves of water frozen beneath the planet's surface. In this absorbing, beautifully illustrated book, Kargel describes the still-unfolding revolution in our knowledge about the Red Planet and how future concepts of Mars will continue to be molded by new revelations of four billion years of geology". (LUNAR AND PLANETARY INFORMATION BULLETIN)nbsp; From the reviews:" This exhaustive, effusive, and enthusiastic book conveys the excitement of frontline scientific research about as well as can be done. Kargel describes himself as a member of the

Mars  A Volcanic World Book

Mars A Volcanic World

  • Author : Giovanni Leone
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021-10-26
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 327
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030841034

Mars A Volcanic World Excerpt :

This book is a comprehensive advancement about the understanding of the volcanology of Mars in all its aspects, from its primary formation to its evolution in time, from the smaller structures to the bigger structures. It discusses the implications of volcanism in the general environmental and geological context of Mars. The book is validating the Southern Giant Impact Hypothesis explaining the formation of Mars in an interdisciplinary approach, including mineralogical, geochemical, volcanological as well as geomorphological information. Implications for future explorations in terms of resources are provided. This book serves as a textbook for undergraduate and graduate level to foster new basic research in the field of planetary volcanology and is a new guide for future missions toward a volcanic world, including new detailed information for the general audience who is always keen to know more about the history of Mars and its large volcanoes. The book also presents an updated situation about the water resources of the planet.

Mars Geological Enigmas Book

Mars Geological Enigmas

  • Author : Richard Soare
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2021-05-23
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 554
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128202463

Mars Geological Enigmas Excerpt :

Mars Geological Enigmas: From the Late Noachian Epoch to the Present Day presents outstanding questions on the geology of Mars and divergent viewpoints based on varying interpretations and analyses. The result is a robust and comprehensive discussion that provides opportunities for planetary scientists to develop their own opinions and ways forward. Each theme opens with an introduction that includes background on the topic and lays out questions to be addressed. Alternate perspectives are covered for each topic, including methods, observations, analyses, and in-depth discussion of the conclusions. Chapters within each theme reference each other to facilitate comparison and deeper understanding of divergent opinions. Offers a transchronological view of the geological history of Mars, addressing thematic questions from a broad temporal perspective Discusses outstanding questions on Mars from diverging perspectives Includes key questions and answers, as well as a look ahead to which puzzles remain to be solved

Atmospheric Evolution on Inhabited and Lifeless Worlds Book
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Atmospheric Evolution on Inhabited and Lifeless Worlds

  • Author : David C. Catling
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-04-13
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 595
  • ISBN 10 : 9780521844123

Atmospheric Evolution on Inhabited and Lifeless Worlds Excerpt :

A comprehensive and authoritative text on the formation and evolution of planetary atmospheres, for graduate-level students and researchers.

Geology and Habitability of Terrestrial Planets Book

Geology and Habitability of Terrestrial Planets

  • Author : Kathryn E. Fishbaugh
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2007-09-07
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 306
  • ISBN 10 : 9780387742885

Geology and Habitability of Terrestrial Planets Excerpt :

Given the universal interest in whether extraterrestrial life has developed or could eventually develop, it is vital that an examination of planetary habitability go beyond simple assumptions. This book has resulted from a workshop at the International Space Science Institute (ISSI) which brought together experts to discuss the multi-faceted problem of how the habitability of a planet co-evolves with the geology of the surface and interior, the atmosphere, and the magnetosphere.

The Atmosphere and Climate of Mars Book

The Atmosphere and Climate of Mars

  • Author : Robert M. Haberle
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-06-29
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 613
  • ISBN 10 : 9781107016187

The Atmosphere and Climate of Mars Excerpt :

This volume reviews all aspects of Mars atmospheric science from the surface to space, and from now and into the past.

Scientific and Technical Aerospace Reports Book

Scientific and Technical Aerospace Reports

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Genre: Aeronautics
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : MINN:30000005901362

Scientific and Technical Aerospace Reports Excerpt :

Lists citations with abstracts for aerospace related reports obtained from world wide sources and announces documents that have recently been entered into the NASA Scientific and Technical Information Database.

High Temperature Gas Solid Reactions in Earth and Planetary Processes Book

High Temperature Gas Solid Reactions in Earth and Planetary Processes

  • Author : Penelope King
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Release Date : 2018-12-03
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 534
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501511790

High Temperature Gas Solid Reactions in Earth and Planetary Processes Excerpt :

High temperature gas-solid reactions are ubiquitous on planetary bodies, distributing chemical elements over a range of geologic settings and temperatures. This volume reviews the critical role gas-solid reactions play in early solar system formation, volcanism, metamorphism and industrial processes. The field evidence, experimental and theoretical approaches for examining gas-solid reaction are presented, building on advances in fields outside of Earth Sciences. Computational chemistry techniques are used to probe the nature of molecular clusters and solvation in volcanic vapors and mineral-gas reaction mechanisms. Specialised analytical methods for characterising solid reaction products are included since these reactions commonly form thin or dispersed films and metastable minerals. Finally, the volume contains rich field examples, laboratory experiments and thermodynamic modelling and kinetics of gas-solid reactions on Earth, Venus and beyond.

Water on Mars and Life Book

Water on Mars and Life

  • Author : Tetsuya Tokano
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2004-09-14
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN 10 : 3540206248

Water on Mars and Life Excerpt :

Growing evidence, based on observations from orbiters, landers and telescopes, indicates that Mars may still have numerous hidden water reservoirs. "Water on Mars and Life" surveys recent advances made in research into water on Mars together with its astrobiological implications. Addresses not only scientists working in the field but also nonspecialists and students in search of a high-level but accessible introduction to this exciting field of research.

Exploring Venus as a Terrestrial Planet Book

Exploring Venus as a Terrestrial Planet

  • Author : Larry W. Esposito
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2013-05-28
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 225
  • ISBN 10 : 9781118671702

Exploring Venus as a Terrestrial Planet Excerpt :

Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Geophysical Monograph Series, Volume 176. With the search for extra-solar planets in full gear, it has become essential to gain a more detailed understanding of the evolution of the other earth-like planets in our own solar system. Space missions to Venus, including the Soviet Veneras, Pioneer Venus, and Magellan, provided a wealth of information about this planet' enigmatic surface and atmosphere, but left many fundamental questions about its origin and evolution unanswered. This book discusses how the study of Venus will aid our understanding of terrestrial and extra-solar planet evolution, with particular reference to surface and interior processes, atmospheric circulation, chemistry, and aeronomy. Incorporating results from the recent European Venus Express mission, Exploring Venus as a Terrestrial Planet examines the open questions and relates them to Earth and other terrestrial planets. The goal is to stimulate thinking about those broader issues as the new Venus data arrive.

From Dust to Terrestrial Planets Book

From Dust to Terrestrial Planets

  • Author : Willy Benz
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-12-06
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 423
  • ISBN 10 : 9789401141468

From Dust to Terrestrial Planets Excerpt :

The workshop "From Dust to Terrestrial Planets" was initiated by a working group of planetary scientists invited to ISSI by Johannes Geiss in November 1997. The group split to focus on three topics, one of which was the history of the early solar system, including the formation of the terrestrial planets in the inner solar system. Willy Benz, Gunter Lugmair, and Frank Podosek were invited to convene planetary scientists, astrophysicists, and cosmochemists to synthesize the current knowledge on the origin and evolution of our inner planetary system. The convenors raised the interest of scientists from all over the world in the detailed assessment of the available astronomical, chronological, geochemical and dynamical constraints of the first period of inner solar system evolution. In partic ular, this included appraisal of the newest results from astronomical observations by the Hubble Space Telescope, the Infrared Space Observatory, and other space and ground-based facilities of solar-like systems and nebular disks, possibly repre senting early stages of the solar accretion disk and planet formation. At the same time, the current models of the origin, evolution, transport, and accretion processes of circum stellar disks were presented. This included the new insights provided by the recent discovery of extrasolar giant planets, which were considered insofar as they are relevant to the overall dynamics of the inner part of the solar system.

Chemistry and Physics of Terrestrial Planets Book

Chemistry and Physics of Terrestrial Planets

  • Author : Surendra K. Saxena
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-12-06
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 405
  • ISBN 10 : 9781461249283

Chemistry and Physics of Terrestrial Planets Excerpt :

The purpose of this volume is to present the latest planetary studies of an international body of scientists concerned with the physical and chemical aspects of terrestrial planets. In recent years planetary science has developed in leaps and bounds. This is a result of the application of a broad range of scientific disciplines, particularly physical and chemical, to an understanding of the information received from manned and unmanned space exploration. The first five chapters expound on many of the past and recent observations in an attempt to develop meaningful physical-chemical models of planetary formation and evolution. For any discussion of the chemical processes in the solar nebula, it is important to understand the boundary conditions of the physical variables. In Chapter 1, Saf ranov and Vitjazev have laid down explicitly all the physical constraints and the problems of time-dependence of nebular evolutionary processes. Planetary scientists and students will find in this chapter a collection of astrophysical parameters on the transfer of angular momentum, formation of the disk and the gas envelope, nebular turbulence, physical mixing of particles of various origins and growth of planetesimals. The authors conclude their work with important information on ev olution of terrestrial planets. Although symbols are defined in the text of the article, readers who are not familiar with the many symbols and abbreviations in astrophysical literature will find it useful to consult the Appendix for explanations.