Satellites of the Outer Planets (häftad)
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Satellites of the Outer Planets (häftad)

Satellites of the Outer Planets

Worlds in Their Own Right

Häftad Engelska, 2000-01-01
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The first edition of this book (OUP UK, 1992) was written after the final encounter of the Voyager mission in 1989, when Voyager-2 imaged Neptune and Triton. This marked the end of reconnaissance studies of the outer Solar System except for Pluto. Since 1989 the Galileo mission has added a wealth of new and more detailed images of Jupiter's four satellites, and new insight into their internal structure. In this edition, Dr. Rothery will present a 'post-Galileo view'
of these satellites, as well as new images of the other planetary satellites and Pluto from the Hubble Space Telescope. Notably, the satellite images include Saturn's Titan, imaged through the clouds for the first time; for Pluto, images of surface brightness patterns were obtained. As in the first
edition, this book will include an 8-page full-colour insert.
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On the first edition: "Rothery does an excellent job of synthesizing the research inspired by the Voyager missions into a coherent description of outer solar system geology." Jonathan I. Lunine, Sky & Telescope

"...a highly readable, respectably accurate and complete nontechnical summary of planetary satellites for general and scientific audiences that is not otherwise available. Indeed, this is how I might have wished to write a book on icy satellites should I have done so." Paul M. Schenk, Icarus

"Rothery brings these satellites to life." David Hughes, New Scientist

"The depth and authority of the treatment of physical geological processes makes this a good introduction to the outer satellites for undergraduate students, while the clarity of the text ensures that things do not become too complicated for less expert readers." Lionel Wilson, Times Higher Eduation Supplement

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David A. Rothery is a volcanologist and planetary scientist. A Senior Lecturer at the Open University, UK, he is well known for his research on volcano monitoring and has written numerous popular magazine articles as well as made appearances on on radio and TV in the UK to explain volcanoes and planetary science.


1: Introduction 2: Composition and Evolution of Satellites 3: Voyager and Galileo 4: Icy Lithospheres 5: Dead Worlds 6: Recently Active Worlds 7: Active Worlds 8: Unseen Worlds n 9What Next?