TitleDistant worlds : milestones in planetary exploration
Author(s)Peter Bond
PublicationNew York, Copernicus Books in association with Praxis Pub, 2007.
Description1 online resource (x, 325 p.) : ill. (some col.)
Abstract NoteRecounts the epic saga of how we as human beings have come to understand the Solar System. This book describes the achievements of the astronomers, space scientists, and engineers who have made the exploration of our Solar System possible
Contents NoteDiscovering distant worlds -- Mercury : the iron planet -- Venus : the runaway greenhouse -- The moon : queen of the night -- Mars : the red planet -- Asteroids : vermin of the skies -- Jupiter : king of the planets -- Saturn : lightweight lord of the rings -- Uranus : the toppled giant -- Neptune : the last giant -- Pluto : king of the Kuiper Belt -- Comets : cosmic icebergs -- Appendices. Lunar and planetary missions ; Planetary data ; Satellite data ; Planetary rings ; The largest known Kuiper Belt objects ; Lunar and planetary firsts
NotesIncludes index. -Includes bibliographical references and index
Keyword(s)1. ASTRONOMY 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - SPRINGER 4. PLANETS 5. Plan�etes 6. SCIENCE
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