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Titan Unveiled

Titan Unveiled Author Ralph Lorenz
ISBN-10 1400834759
Release 2010-07-01
Pages 280
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For twenty-five years following the Voyager mission, scientists speculated about Saturn's largest moon, a mysterious orb clouded in orange haze. Finally, in 2005, the Cassini-Huygens probe successfully parachuted down through Titan's atmosphere, all the while transmitting images and data. In the early 1980s, when the two Voyager spacecraft skimmed past Titan, Saturn's largest moon, they transmitted back enticing images of a mysterious world concealed in a seemingly impenetrable orange haze. Titan Unveiled is one of the first general interest books to reveal the startling new discoveries that have been made since the arrival of the Cassini-Huygens mission to Saturn and Titan. Ralph Lorenz and Jacqueline Mitton take readers behind the scenes of this mission. Launched in 1997, Cassini entered orbit around Saturn in summer 2004. Its formidable payload included the Huygens probe, which successfully parachuted down through Titan's atmosphere in early 2005, all the while transmitting images and data--and scientists were startled by what they saw. One of those researchers was Lorenz, who gives an insider's account of the scientific community's first close encounter with an alien landscape of liquid methane seas and turbulent orange skies. Amid the challenges and frayed nerves, new discoveries are made, including methane monsoons, equatorial sand seas, and Titan's polar hood. Lorenz and Mitton describe Titan as a world strikingly like Earth and tell how Titan may hold clues to the origins of life on our own planet and possibly to its presence on others. Generously illustrated with many stunning images, Titan Unveiled is essential reading for anyone interested in space exploration, planetary science, or astronomy. A new afterword brings readers up to date on Cassini's ongoing exploration of Titan, describing the many new discoveries made since 2006.



The Ringed Planet

The Ringed Planet Author Joshua Colwell
ISBN-10 9781681744988
Release 2017-04-01
Pages 142
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In September 2017, the Cassini spacecraft will point itself toward the atmoshpere of Saturn and end its 13-year mission of solving many of the mysteries of the ringed planet's system with a crash. This book is a dramatic, beautifully illustrated journey of discovery through the Saturn system. Cassini's instruments have revealed never seen before details including the only extraterrestrial lakes known in the solar system and have provided unprecedented views of the rings. It is a non-technical book for everyone who loves astronomy.



Moons A Very Short Introduction

Moons  A Very Short Introduction Author David A. Rothery
ISBN-10 9780191054211
Release 2015-11-26
Pages 144
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Proving to be both varied and fascinating, moons are far more common than planets in our Solar System. Our own Moon has had a profound influence on Earth, not only through tidal effects, but even on the behaviour of some marine animals. Many remarkable things have been discovered about the moons of the giant outer planets from Voyager, Galileo, Cassini, and other spacecraft. Scientists have glimpsed volcanic activity on Io, found oceans of water on Titan, and captured photos of icy geysers bursting from Enceladus. It looks likely that microbial life beyond the Earth may be discovered on a moon rather than a planet. In this Very Short Introduction David Rothery introduces the reader to the moons of our Solar System, beginning with the early discoveries of Galileo and others, describing their variety of mostly mythological names, and the early use of Jupiter's moons to establish position at sea and to estimate the speed of light. Rothery discusses the structure, formation, and influence of our Moon, and those of the other planets, and ends with the recent discovery of moons orbiting asteroids, whilst looking forward to the possibility of finding moons of exoplanets in planetary systems far beyond our own. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.



Choice

Choice Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015079680511
Release 2008
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From Dust to Life

From Dust to Life Author John Chambers
ISBN-10 9781400885565
Release 2017-05-02
Pages 320
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The birth and evolution of our solar system is a tantalizing mystery that may one day provide answers to the question of human origins. From Dust to Life tells the remarkable story of how the celestial objects that make up the solar system arose from common beginnings billions of years ago, and how scientists and philosophers have sought to unravel this mystery down through the centuries, piecing together the clues that enabled them to deduce the solar system's layout, its age, and the most likely way it formed. Drawing on the history of astronomy and the latest findings in astrophysics and the planetary sciences, John Chambers and Jacqueline Mitton offer the most up-to-date and authoritative treatment of the subject available. They examine how the evolving universe set the stage for the appearance of our Sun, and how the nebulous cloud of gas and dust that accompanied the young Sun eventually became the planets, comets, moons, and asteroids that exist today. They explore how each of the planets acquired its unique characteristics, why some are rocky and others gaseous, and why one planet in particular--our Earth--provided an almost perfect haven for the emergence of life. From Dust to Life is a must-read for anyone who desires to know more about how the solar system came to be. This enticing book takes readers to the very frontiers of modern research, engaging with the latest controversies and debates. It reveals how ongoing discoveries of far-distant extrasolar planets and planetary systems are transforming our understanding of our own solar system's astonishing history and its possible fate.



Astronomy Now

Astronomy Now Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015072620084
Release 2008
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Scientific American

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ISBN-10 UCSD:31822036147783
Release 2008
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Book Review Index 2009

Book Review Index 2009 Author Dana Ferguson
ISBN-10 1414419120
Release 2009-08
Pages 1262
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Dalla polvere alla vita

Dalla polvere alla vita Author John Chambers
ISBN-10 9788820373283
Release 2016-01-21T00:00:00+01:00
Pages 336
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La nascita e l’evoluzione del sistema solare sono un mistero davvero affascinante. La sua soluzione un giorno - forse - potrà rispondere alle domande che ci poniamo sulle origini dell’umanità. Il libro racconta l’avvincente storia di come i corpi celesti che formano il sistema solare siano nati mi-lioni di anni fa e descrive come scienziati e filosofi da secoli provino a svelarne i misteri, mettendo insieme pezzo a pezzo tutti gli indizi che hanno permesso di dedurre l’aspetto dell’universo, la sua età e il modo in cui probabilmente si è formato. Ripercorrendo la storia dell’astronomia e le sco-perte più recenti in astrofisica e planetologia, John Chambers e Jacqueline Mitton ci offrono il più autorevole testo in circolazione sul tema. I due autori esaminano lo scenario in cui il Sole è comparso, la nuvola di gas e polveri che lo accompagnavano, poi trasformatasi in pianeti, comete, lune, asteroidi come oggi li vediamo. Esplorano i modi nei quali ciascun pianeta ha acquisito le caratteristiche uniche che conosciamo, perché alcuni sono divenuti mondi gassosi e altri regni di roccia, e in particolare perché uno tra essi, la nostra Terra, sia così perfetto per l’origine della vita. Dalla polvere alla vita è una lettura obbligata per chi si interessa alla lunga strada percorsa dal sistema solare. Ci porta alla frontiera della ricerca, si cimenta con le dispute più recenti e rivela come le scoperte di pianeti extra-solari stiano cambiando la comprensione del nostro stesso sistema, della sua straordinaria storia e forse del suo destino.



National Geographic

National Geographic Author
ISBN-10 CORNELL:31924053779173
Release 1981
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Earth Science Planetology and earth from space Appendices and index

Earth Science  Planetology and earth from space  Appendices and index Author James A. Woodhead
ISBN-10 0893560057
Release 2001
Pages 2979
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Presents cross-referenced essays on basic topics related to planetology and Earth from space; each essay includes an annotated bibliography.



Unveiling the universe

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ISBN-10 UCAL:B4979978
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Physics Briefs

Physics Briefs Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015026185176
Release 1982
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Harper s Weekly

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ISBN-10 PSU:000020243302
Release 1886
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