Meteorites and the Early Solar System II

Meteorites and the Early Solar System II
Author: Dante S. Lauretta,Harry Y. McSween
Publsiher: University of Arizona Press
Total Pages: 943
Release: 2006-07
ISBN 10: 9780816525621
ISBN 13: 0816525625
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Meteorites and the Early Solar System II Book Review:

They range in size from microscopic particles to masses of many tons. The geologic diversity of asteroids and other rocky bodies of the solar system are displayed in the enormous variety of textures and mineralogies observed in meteorites. The composition, chemistry, and mineralogy of primitive meteorites collectively provide evidence for a wide variety of chemical and physical processes. This book synthesizes our current understanding of the early solar system, summarizing information about processes that occurred before its formation. It will be valuable as a textbook for graduate education in planetary science and as a reference for meteoriticists and researchers in allied fields worldwide.

Oxygen in the Solar System

Oxygen in the Solar System
Author: Glenn J. MacPherson
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 618
Release: 2018-12-17
ISBN 10: 1501508504
ISBN 13: 9781501508509
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oxygen in the Solar System Book Review:

Volume 68 of Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry reviews Oxygen in the Solar System, an element that is so critically important in so many ways to planetary science. The book is based on three open workshops: Oxygen in the Terrestrial Planets, held in Santa Fe, NM July 20-23, 2004; Oxygen in Asteroids and Meteorites, held in Flagstaff, AZ June 2-3, 2005; and Oxygen in Earliest Solar System Materials and Processes (and including the outer planets and comets), held in Gatlinburg, TN September 19-22, 2005. As a consequence of the cross-cutting approach, the final book spans a wide range of fields relating to oxygen, from the stellar nucleosynthesis of oxygen, to its occurrence in the interstellar medium, to the oxidation and isotopic record preserved in 4.56 Ga grains formed at the Solar System's birth, to its abundance and speciation in planets large and small, to its role in the petrologic and physical evolution of the terrestrial planets. Contents: Introduction Oxygen isotopes in the early Solar System - A historical perspective Abundance, notation, and fractionation of light stable isotopes Nucleosynthesis and chemical evolution of oxygen Oxygen in the interstellar medium Oxygen in the Sun Redox conditions in the solar nebula: observational, experimental, and theoretical constraints Oxygen isotopes of chondritic components Mass-independent oxygen isotope variation in the solar nebula Oxygen and other volatiles in the giant planets and their satellites Oxygen in comets and interplanetary dust particles Oxygen and asteroids Oxygen isotopes in asteroidal materials Oxygen isotopic composition and chemical correlations in meteorites and the terrestrial planets Record of low-temperature alteration in asteroids The oxygen cycle of the terrestrial planets: insights into the processing and history of oxygen in surface environments Redox conditions on small bodies, the Moon and Mars Terrestrial oxygen isotope variations and their implications for planetary lithospheres Basalts as probes of planetary interior redox state Rheological consequences of redox state

Uranus Neptune Pluto and the Outer Solar System

Uranus  Neptune  Pluto  and the Outer Solar System
Author: Linda T. Elkins-Tanton
Publsiher: Infobase Publishing
Total Pages: 225
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 1438107293
ISBN 13: 9781438107295
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Uranus Neptune Pluto and the Outer Solar System Book Review:

Explores the relationship between the Sun and the three outer planets of the solar system from the point of view of a planetary scientist, examining the role of Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto as recorders of the formation of the solar system.

An Introduction to the Solar System

An Introduction to the Solar System
Author: Philip A. Bland,Elaine A. Moore,Ian Wright,Mike Widdowson
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 412
Release: 2004-02-26
ISBN 10: 9780521546201
ISBN 13: 0521546206
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to the Solar System Book Review:

An elementary university text about the Solar System for introductory courses in planetary science.

Meteorites and the Early Solar System

Meteorites and the Early Solar System
Author: John F. Kerridge,Mildred Shapley Matthews
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1269
Release: 1988
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015056626073
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Meteorites and the Early Solar System Book Review:

Although the Earth was formed, together with the other planets, at the birth of the solar system, geological activity has since erased all but a hint of the processes that accompanied its formation. If we wish to explore the processes that occurred in the earliest solar system, and the nature of the environment in which they took place, we must turn to the record contained in more primitive material. Many meteorites appear to satisfy that criterion, and much effort has been applied during the past twenty years or so in identifying those meteorites, or their constituents, that have retained a reliable record of the early solar system. This book provides a synthesis of what has been learned so far about the earliest stages of solar system history through the study of meteorites, and what, given our current level of understanding, remains to be learned. Contents 1. Introduction 2. Source Regions 3. Secondary Processing 4. Irradiation Effects 5. Solar System Chronology 6. Chondrites and the Early Solar System 7. Elemental Composition of Chondrites 8. Magnetic Fields in the Early Solar System 9. Chondrules10. Primitive Material Surviving in chondrites11. Micrometeorites12. Inhomogencity of the Nebula13. Survival of Presolar Material in Meteorites14. Nucleosynthesis15. Nucleocosmochronology16. Summary

Solar System Exploration

Solar System Exploration
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 142
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015070705929
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Physical Geology

Physical Geology
Author: Steven Earle
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 807
Release: 2019
ISBN 10: 9781774200285
ISBN 13: 1774200287
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Physical Geology Book Review:

"Physical Geology is a comprehensive introductory text on the physical aspects of geology, including rocks and minerals, plate tectonics, earthquakes, volcanoes, glaciation, groundwater, streams, coasts, mass wasting, climate change, planetary geology and much more. It has a strong emphasis on examples from western Canada, especially British Columbia, and also includes a chapter devoted to the geological history of western Canada. The book is a collaboration of faculty from Earth Science departments at Universities and Colleges across British Columbia and elsewhere"--BCcampus website.

Asteroids Meteorites and Comets

Asteroids  Meteorites  and Comets
Author: Linda T. Elkins-Tanton
Publsiher: Infobase Publishing
Total Pages: 289
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 1438131860
ISBN 13: 9781438131863
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Asteroids Meteorites and Comets Book Review:

Asteroids, Comets, and Meteorites provides students, researchers, and general readers with the most up-to-date information on this fascinating field. From the days of the dinosaurs to our modern environment, this book explores all aspects of these cosmic invaders.

Vision and Voyages for Planetary Science in the Decade 2013 2022

Vision and Voyages for Planetary Science in the Decade 2013 2022
Author: National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Space Studies Board,Committee on the Planetary Science Decadal Survey
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 398
Release: 2012-01-30
ISBN 10: 0309224640
ISBN 13: 9780309224642
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vision and Voyages for Planetary Science in the Decade 2013 2022 Book Review:

In recent years, planetary science has seen a tremendous growth in new knowledge. Deposits of water ice exist at the Moon's poles. Discoveries on the surface of Mars point to an early warm wet climate, and perhaps conditions under which life could have emerged. Liquid methane rain falls on Saturn's moon Titan, creating rivers, lakes, and geologic landscapes with uncanny resemblances to Earth's. Vision and Voyages for Planetary Science in the Decade 2013-2022 surveys the current state of knowledge of the solar system and recommends a suite of planetary science flagship missions for the decade 2013-2022 that could provide a steady stream of important new discoveries about the solar system. Research priorities defined in the report were selected through a rigorous review that included input from five expert panels. NASA's highest priority large mission should be the Mars Astrobiology Explorer Cacher (MAX-C), a mission to Mars that could help determine whether the planet ever supported life and could also help answer questions about its geologic and climatic history. Other projects should include a mission to Jupiter's icy moon Europa and its subsurface ocean, and the Uranus Orbiter and Probe mission to investigate that planet's interior structure, atmosphere, and composition. For medium-size missions, Vision and Voyages for Planetary Science in the Decade 2013-2022 recommends that NASA select two new missions to be included in its New Frontiers program, which explores the solar system with frequent, mid-size spacecraft missions. If NASA cannot stay within budget for any of these proposed flagship projects, it should focus on smaller, less expensive missions first. Vision and Voyages for Planetary Science in the Decade 2013-2022 suggests that the National Science Foundation expand its funding for existing laboratories and establish new facilities as needed. It also recommends that the program enlist the participation of international partners. This report is a vital resource for government agencies supporting space science, the planetary science community, and the public.

The Astrophysical Implications of the Laboratory Study of Presolar Materials

The Astrophysical Implications of the Laboratory Study of Presolar Materials
Author: Thomas J. Bernatowicz,Ernst K. Zinner
Publsiher: A I P Press
Total Pages: 750
Release: 1997
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015042032469
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Astrophysical Implications of the Laboratory Study of Presolar Materials Book Review:

Annotation Contains revised papers from a fall 1996 conference, in sections on the microanalytical study of presolar material from meteorites, theory of nucleosynthesis and stellar evolution, isotopic composition of the galaxy, mixing and grain formation in supernova ejecta, grain formation around stars, the interstellar medium and molecular clouds, presolar cloud collapse and formation of the solar nebula, and survival of presolar grains. Contributors come from related fields of meteoritics, materials science, observational astronomy, and theoretical astrophysics. No index. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

The Origin and Evolution of the Solar System

The Origin and Evolution of the Solar System
Author: Michael M. Woolfson
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 420
Release: 2000-01-01
ISBN 10: 9781420033359
ISBN 13: 1420033352
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Origin and Evolution of the Solar System Book Review:

The origin of the solar system has been a matter of speculation for many centuries, and since the time of Newton it has been possible to apply scientific principles to the problem. A succession of theories, starting with that of Pierre Laplace in 1796, has gained general acceptance, only to fall from favor due to its contradiction in some basic scientific principle or new heavenly observation. Modern observations by spacecraft of the solar system, the stars, and extra-solar planetary systems continuously provide new information that may be helpful in finding a plausible theory as well as present new constraints for any such theory to satisfy. The Origin and Evolution of the Solar System begins by describing historical (pre-1950) theories and illustrating why they became unacceptable. The main part of the book critically examines five extant theories, including the current paradigm, the solar nebula theory, to determine how well they fit with accepted scientific principles and observations. This analysis shows that the solar nebula theory satisfies the principles and observational constraints no better than its predecessors. The capture theory put forward by the author fares better and also indicates an initial scenario leading to a causal series of events that explain all the major features of the solar system.

Encyclopedia of the Solar System

Encyclopedia of the Solar System
Author: Lucy-Ann McFadden,Torrence Johnson,Paul Weissman
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 992
Release: 2006-12-18
ISBN 10: 9780080474984
ISBN 13: 0080474985
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of the Solar System Book Review:

Long before Galileo published his discoveries about Jupiter, lunar craters, and the Milky Way in the Starry Messenger in 1610, people were fascinated with the planets and stars around them. That interest continues today, and scientists are making new discoveries at an astounding rate. Ancient lake beds on Mars, robotic spacecraft missions, and new definitions of planets now dominate the news. How can you take it all in? Start with the new Encyclopedia of the Solar System, Second Edition. This self-contained reference follows the trail blazed by the bestselling first edition. It provides a framework for understanding the origin and evolution of the solar system, historical discoveries, and details about planetary bodies and how they interact—and has jumped light years ahead in terms of new information and visual impact. Offering more than 50% new material, the Encyclopedia includes the latest explorations and observations, hundreds of new color digital images and illustrations, and more than 1,000 pages. It stands alone as the definitive work in this field, and will serve as a modern messenger of scientific discovery and provide a look into the future of our solar system. · Forty-seven chapters from 75+ eminent authors review fundamental topics as well as new models, theories, and discussions · Each entry is detailed and scientifically rigorous, yet accessible to undergraduate students and amateur astronomers · More than 700 full-color digital images and diagrams from current space missions and observatories amplify the chapters · Thematic chapters provide up-to-date coverage, including a discussion on the new International Astronomical Union (IAU) vote on the definition of a planet · Information is easily accessible with numerous cross-references and a full glossary and index

Exploring the Trans Neptunian Solar System

Exploring the Trans Neptunian Solar System
Author: National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Space Studies Board,Commission on Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Applications,Committee on Planetary and Lunar Exploration
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 60
Release: 1998-05-29
ISBN 10: 0309060419
ISBN 13: 9780309060417
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Exploring the Trans Neptunian Solar System Book Review:

In the last decade, our knowledge of the outer solar system has been transformed as a result of the Voyager 2 encounter with Neptune and its satellite Triton and from Earth-based observations of the Pluto-Charon system. However, the planetary system does not simply end at the distance of Pluto and Neptune. In the past few years, dozens of bodies have been discovered in near-circular, low inclination orbits near or beyond the orbit of Neptune. These bodies are now believed to be directly related to each other and to Pluto, Charon, and Triton, and as a class they define and occupy the inner boundary of a hitherto unexplored component of the solar system, the trans-neptunian region. Exploring the Trans-Neptunian Solar System reviews current understanding of the trans-neptunian solar system and makes recommendations for the future exploration of this distant realm.

Astrobiology

Astrobiology
Author: Charles S. Cockell
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 632
Release: 2020-05-11
ISBN 10: 1119550351
ISBN 13: 9781119550358
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Astrobiology Book Review:

A guide to understanding the formation of life in the Universe The revised and updated second edition of Astrobiology offers an introductory text that explores the structure of living things, the formation of the elements required for life in the Universe, the biological and geological history of the Earth, and the habitability of other planets. Written by a noted expert on the topic, the book examines many of the major conceptual foundations in astrobiology, which cover a diversity of traditional fields including chemistry, biology, geosciences, physics, and astronomy. The book explores many profound questions such as: How did life originate on Earth? How has life persisted on Earth for over three billion years? Is there life elsewhere in the Universe? What is the future of life on Earth? Astrobiology is centered on investigating the past and future of life on Earth by looking beyond Earth to get the answers. Astrobiology links the diverse scientific fields needed to understand life on our own planet and, potentially, life beyond. This new second edition: Expands on information about the nature of astrobiology and why it is useful Contains a new chapter “What is Life?” that explores the history of attempts to understand life Contains 20% more material on the astrobiology of Mars, icy moons, the structure of life, and the habitability of planets New ‘Discussion Boxes’ to stimulate debate and thought about key questions in astrobiology New review and reflection questions for each chapter to aid learning New boxes describing the careers of astrobiologists and how they got into the subject Offers revised and updated information throughout to reflect the latest advances in the field Written for students of life sciences, physics, astronomy and related disciplines, the updated edition of Astrobiology is an essential introductory text that includes recent advances to this dynamic field.

The Search for Life s Origins

The Search for Life s Origins
Author: National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Space Studies Board,Committee on Planetary Biology and Chemical Evolution
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 160
Release: 1990-02-01
ISBN 10: 0309042461
ISBN 13: 9780309042468
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Search for Life s Origins Book Review:

The field of planetary biology and chemical evolution draws together experts in astronomy, paleobiology, biochemistry, and space science who work together to understand the evolution of living systems. This field has made exciting discoveries that shed light on how organic compounds came together to form self-replicating molecules--the origin of life. This volume updates that progress and offers recommendations on research programs--including an ambitious effort centered on Mars--to advance the field over the next 10 to 15 years. The book presents a wide range of data and research results on these and other issues: The biogenic elements and their interaction in the interstellar clouds and in solar nebulae. Early planetary environments and the conditions that lead to the origin of life. The evolution of cellular and multicellular life. The search for life outside the solar system. This volume will become required reading for anyone involved in the search for life's beginnings--including exobiologists, geoscientists, planetary scientists, and U.S. space and science policymakers.

Chemistry of the Solar System

Chemistry of the Solar System
Author: Katharina Lodders,Bruce Fegley, Jr
Publsiher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2015-11-09
ISBN 10: 1782626018
ISBN 13: 9781782626015
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chemistry of the Solar System Book Review:

This book is an appealing, concise, and factual account of the chemistry of the solar system. It includes basic facts about the chemical composition of the different bodies in the solar system, the major chemical processes involved in the formation of the Sun, planets, and small objects, and the chemical processes that determine their current chemical make-up. The book summarizes compositional data but focuses on the chemical processes and where relevant, it also emphasizes comparative planetology. There are numerous informative summary tables which illustrate the similarities (or differences) that help the reader to understand the processes described. Data is presented in graphical form which is useful for identifying common features of the major processes that determine the current chemical state of the planets. The book will interest general readers with a background in chemistry who will enjoy reading about the chemical diversity of the solar system's objects. It will serve as an introductory textbook for graduate classes in planetary sciences but will also be very popular with professional researchers in academia and government, college professors, and postgraduate fellows.

The Quirks Quarks Guide to Space

The Quirks   Quarks Guide to Space
Author: Jim Lebans
Publsiher: McClelland & Stewart Limited
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 0771050038
ISBN 13: 9780771050039
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Quirks Quarks Guide to Space Book Review:

"Takes readers on a comfortable armchair tour of the Universe, starting with the space around our feet, then heading out via Mars and Pluto, beyond the Solar System and the Milky Way galaxy, to the farthest reaches of intergalactic space and back billions of years ago to the Big Bang."--Jacket.

Microbeam Analysis

Microbeam Analysis
Author: D Williams,R Shimizu
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2000-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780750306850
ISBN 13: 0750306858
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Microbeam Analysis Book Review:

Microbeam Analysis provides a major forum for the discussion of the latest microanalysis techniques using electron, ion, and photon beams. The volume contains 250 papers from the leading researchers in this advancing field. Researchers in physics, materials science, and electrical and electronic engineering will find useful information in this volume.

The Study of Comets

The Study of Comets
Author: Bertram Donn,International Astronomical Union,COSPAR.
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1083
Release: 1976
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UIUC:30112007325399
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Study of Comets Book Review:

Pt.2: Flyby missions and systematic observations of comets are projected for studying comet nuclei and cometary dust tail structures.

Past and Present Variability of the Solar terrestrial System

Past and Present Variability of the Solar terrestrial System
Author: Società italiana di fisica
Publsiher: IOS Press
Total Pages: 491
Release: 1997
ISBN 10: 9789051993585
ISBN 13: 9051993587
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Past and Present Variability of the Solar terrestrial System Book Review:

The global climate of the Earth has significantly varied over the last millennia. On a regional scale, the climate has varied and does presently vary on many different time scales, leading to a continuously changing pattern of temperatures, humidity, precipitation, with important effects on the whole terrestrial biosphere. Physicist are interested in understanding the mechanism at work by gathering data and properly analysing them, by building theoretical models and, if possible, making predictions on the future evolution of the system. Along these lines, an important question is to understand the role of the solar forcing, in order to unravel the internal mechanisms of variability of the Earth's climate from the variable forcing of the Sun. On the other hand, one can learn about the past solar variability by reading into the terrestrial archives that provide us with proxy data on the history of both the Sun and the climate. Thus, realizing that the Sun and the Earth form a closely coupled system, where the variable properties of the former may affect in many subtle ways the behaviour of the latter, is an important step toward the understanding of both.This book is explicitly devoted to these issues. First, it is important to obtain reliable data from terrestrial archives, and to properly date the records that have been measured. The first part of the book is devoted to these crucial aspects, dealing with various types of proxy data and with the difficult issue of the dating of the records. Once obtained, the data has to be interpreted. This process nowadays relies upon a plethora of data analysis methods that explicitly take into account the nonlinear nature of the system and try to elucidate the dynamics and the main processes active in the measured system. The second part of the book is devoted to the issue of data analysis and prediction. Finally, once the data has been interpreted and analyzed, theoretical models have to be built describing the dynamics of the system considered. Due to the extreme complexity of the Sun/Earth system (as well as of its components, the Sun itself and the Earth's climate), drastic simplifications in the modelling efforts have to be accepted and one has to bear in mind that the models probably are nothing more than a pale image of the real dynamics. The third part of the book is devoted to the theoretical and numerical modelling of the solar and climatic variability, and of their complex interactions. This volume gives an up-to-date view of the present state of this field.