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 .
Author: David A. Rothery
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
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 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
Author: Gary Mechler
Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
National Audubon Society Pocket Guide. This section includes 80 photographs of the planets, their moons, and smaller solar system bodies (comets and asteroids).
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 .
Author: Francine Jackson
Includes basic information about the four outer planets, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto, whose status as a planet is uncertain.
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 ...
Author: David Morrison
Publisher: Addison Wesley Publishing Company
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.
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 ...
Author: COSPAR. Plenary Meeting
Publisher: Pergamon Press
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.