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The New solar system / edited by J. Kelly Beatty, Brian O'Leary, Andrew Chaikin ; introduction by Carl Sagan.

; O'Leary, Brian, 1940- ; Chaikin, Andrew, 1956-
Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; Cambridge University Press ; 1981.
ISBN 9780521238816, 9780521238113, 0521238811, 0521238110

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Other Authors Beatty, J. Kelly.
Chaikin, Andrew, 1956-
O'Leary, Brian, 1940-
Subjects Atividade Solar.
Sistema Solar.
Solar system.
Zonnestelsel.
Description 224 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Copyright Date 1981.
1981.
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary A guide to the current state of planetary science and the solar system, incorporating the most recent research on, and discoveries in, the solar systems and beyond.
Contents Introduction / Carl Sagan -- The golden age of solar system exploration / Noel W. Hinners -- The sun / John A. Eddy -- Magnetospheres and the interplanetary medium / James A. Van Allen -- The collision of solid bodies / Eugene M. Shoemaker -- Surfaces of the terrestrial planets / James W. Head, III -- Atmospheres of the terrestrial planets / James B. Pollack -- The moon / Bevan M. French -- Mars / Harold Masursky -- Life on Mars? / Gerald A. Soffen -- Asteroids / Clark R. Chapman -- The Voyager encounters / Bradford A. Smith -- Jupiter and Saturn / Andrew Ingersoll -- Planetary rings / Joseph A. Burns -- The Galilean satellites / Torrence V. Johnson -- Titan / James B. Pollack -- The outer solar system / David Morrison and Dale P. Cruikshank -- Comets / John C. Brandt -- Meteorites / John A. Wood -- Small bodies and their origins / William K. Hartmann -- Putting it all together / John S. Lewis.
Geographic Area Solar system
Network Numbers (OCoLC)7461972
(OCoLC)ocm07461972
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