Thermoelectric Outer Planets Spacecraft TOPS Advanced Systems Technology Project

Ephemerides and completeness . There are 29 known satellites of the outer
planets , with 6 comparable in size to the Earth's Moon . One of them is larger
than Mercury . If these bodies were at 1 AU , they would probably be called
planets .

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Satellites of the Outer Planets

For a while , Jupiter's galilean satellites , as they became known , played a major
role in the advance of science through the ... it was comparatively unremarkable
to discover that the other outer planets in the solar system also have moons .

Satellites of the Outer Planets

Author: David A. Rothery

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195125559

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In particular he shows how tectonic and volcanic processes, driven by heat from within, have shaped the rigid outer layers of these worlds. Rothery also discusses the similarities and differences among them and the ways in which they resemble Earth-like planets."--BOOK JACKET.

The American Journal of Science and Arts

The orbits of the planets should not be much inclined to each other . 4th . All the
planets , except , perhaps , a few of the outer ones , should turn on their axes in
the same direction as that in which they move around the sun . 5th . The satellites
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Reporting Technical Information

Following is a portion of a report called " Satellites of the Outer Planets . " 13 The
entire report has a simple topical arrangement consisting of an introduction ,
called “ Planets and Satellites , " followed by four sections : " Satellites of Jupiter ...

Reporting Technical Information

Author: Kenneth W. Houp

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Exploring the Planets

Most of the moons in the outer solar system are made largely of water ice with
smaller amounts of silicate and metal ; the interiors of these bodies may consist of
icy rinds surrounding undifferentiated mixtures of rock and ice . In Figure 15 .

Exploring the Planets

Author: Hamblin

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Abell s Exploration of the Universe

The giant planets are accompanied by satellites , which orbit them like planets in
a miniature solar system . ... 17.1 RING AND SATELLITE SYSTEMS ( a ) General
Properties The rings and satellites of the outer solar system are chemically ...

Abell s Exploration of the Universe

Author: David Morrison

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The Restless Universe

PLANETS * 6 . 5 OUTER - PLANET SATELLITES * One remarkable characteristic
of the outer planets is the number of their satellites . While the inner four planets
have 3 satellites among them ( our moon and Mars ' s Phobos and Deimos ) ...

The Restless Universe

Author: Harry L. Shipman

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Exploration of the Universe

Although small in comparison to the planets they accompany , several of these
satellites are larger than the planet Mercury ... 1 RING AND SATELLITE
SYSTEMS ( a ) General Properties The rings and satellites of the outer solar
system are ...

Exploration of the Universe

Author: George Ogden Abell

Publisher: Saunders College Publishing

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Planets and Their Moons

The Solar System Comparison of terrestrial planets and larger satellites When
the solar system formed out of a huge , rotating disk of gas and dust around the
central proto - sun 4 . 55 billion years ago , the ultimate composition of each
planet ...

Planets and Their Moons

Author: Gary Mechler

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National Audubon Society Pocket Guide. This section includes 80 photographs of the planets, their moons, and smaller solar system bodies (comets and asteroids).

The Outer Planets

Launching Satellites Another important job of the space shuttle astronauts is to
launch satellites from the cargo bay . NASA scientists designed the back of the
shuttle so that it could carry satellites from many countries to send into orbit .

The Outer Planets

Author: Francine Jackson

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Includes basic information about the four outer planets, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto, whose status as a planet is uncertain.

New Scientist

NEW SCIENTIST REVIEW Icy moons of the far reaches Satellites of the Outer
Planets by David A. Rothery , Oxford University Press , pp 208 , £ 40 hbk / £
19.50 pbk David Hughes is only slightly less than the total surface area of the
Earth .

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Space World

As I have mentioned , we are requesting a new outer planets mission , Jupiter
Orbiter / Probe ( JOP ) . JOP logically follows the Pioneer 10 and 11 and Mariner
Jupiter / Saturn missions . A comprehensive study of Jupiter , its satellites , and ...

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NASA Conference Publication

REFERENCES Aksnes , K . , and Franklin , F . A . ( 1978 ) . The evidence for new
faint satellites of Saturn reexamined . Icarus . In press . Andersson , L . E . ( 1974 )
. A photometric study of Pluto and satellites of the outer planets . Ph . D . thesis ...

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The Planetary System

Review Questions Additional Readings 1 . How many satellites are known at the
present time ? How are they distributed between the inner and outer solar system
? Do you expect some compositional differences to accompany this distribution ...

The Planetary System

Author: David Morrison

Publisher: Addison Wesley Publishing Company

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Co-authors Morrison and Owen are among the leading researchers in planetary astronomy today, and this book reflects their expertise and excitement for the subject. Drawing on recent findings, this authoritative, up-to-date text gives a straightforward account of the evolution of the solar system. Written in an informal style without the use of mathematics, this book is equally accessible to beginning college students and amateur scientists. In the second edition, the results of recent space exploration are augmented by a new chapter on the sun. Six chapters are now in full color to provide a visual survey of the solar system.

Outer Planets

Tectonic features on icy satellites formed by deformation of lithospheres by global
and regional stresses originating from ... As some proto - satellite accumulated
from infalling ice - silicate planetesimals and increased in mass , its outer layers ...

Outer Planets

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Contains a total of 30 papers from Symposium 4, Outer Planets: Current Knowledge, Future Prospects and selected papers from Topical Meeting TMC.2 which deal with the aeronomy of the outer planets' atmospheres. The purpose of the Symposium was to provide a forum for discussing the current state of knowledge of the outer solar system and to set the stage for the next space exploration steps in this region, the upcoming Voyager 2 encounter with Neptune and, in the more distant future, the explorations of Jupiter by Galileo and Saturn by Cassini.

Annales Geophysicae

Formation of the outer planets and satellites . In Planetary Satellites ( J . A . Burns
, Ed . ) . University of Arizona Press , Tucson , 463 - 471 . Consolmagno G . J .
and Lewis J . S . , 1978 . The evolution of icy satellite interiors and surfaces ,
Icarus ...

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