The Trans Neptunian Solar System

The Trans Neptunian Solar System
Author: Dina K. Prialnik,Antonella Barucci,Leslie Young
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 478
Release: 2019-11-22
ISBN 10: 0128164905
ISBN 13: 9780128164907
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Trans Neptunian Solar System Book Review:

The Trans-Neptunian Solar System is a timely reference highlighting the state-of-the-art in current knowledge on the outer solar system. It not only explores the individual objects being discovered there, but also their relationships with other Solar System objects and their roles in the formation and evolution of the Solar System and other planets. Integrating important findings from recent missions, such as New Horizons and Rosetta, the book covers the physical properties of the bodies in the Trans-Neptunian Region, including Pluto and other large members of the Kuiper Belt, as well as dynamical indicators for Planet 9 and related objects and future prospects. Offering a complete look at exploration and findings in the Kuiper Belt and the rest of the outer solar system beyond Neptune, this book is an important resource to bring planetary scientists, space scientists and astrophysicists up-to-date on the latest research and current understandings. Provides the most up-to-date information on the exploration of the Trans-Neptunian Solar System and what it means for the future of outer solar system research Contains clear sections that provide comprehensive coverage on the most important facets of the outer Solar System Includes four-color images and data from important missions, including New Horizons and Rosetta Concludes with suggestions and insights on the future of research on Trans-Neptunian objects

The Solar System Beyond Neptune

The Solar System Beyond Neptune
Author: M. Antonietta Barucci
Publsiher: University of Arizona Press
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 9780816527557
ISBN 13: 0816527555
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Solar System Beyond Neptune Book Review:

A new frontier in our solar system opened with the discovery of the Kuiper Belt and the extensive population of icy bodies orbiting beyond Neptune. Today the study of all of these bodies, collectively referred to as trans-Neptunian objects, reveals them to be frozen time capsules from the earliest epochs of solar system formation. This new volume in the Space Science Series, with one hundred contributing authors, offers the most detailed and up-to-date picture of our solar systemÕs farthest frontier. Our understanding of trans-Neptunian objects is rapidly evolving and currently constitutes one of the most active research fields in planetary sciences. The Solar System Beyond Neptune brings the reader to the forefront of our current understanding and points the way to further advancement in the field, making it an indispensable resource for researchers and students in planetary science.

Trans Neptunian Objects and Comets

Trans Neptunian Objects and Comets
Author: D. Jewitt,A. Morbidelli,H. Rauer
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2007-11-13
ISBN 10: 354071958X
ISBN 13: 9783540719588
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Trans Neptunian Objects and Comets Book Review:

The study of the Solar system, particularly of its newly discovered outer parts, is one of the hottest topics in modern astrophysics with great potential for revealing fundamental clues about the origin of planets and even the emergence of life. The three lecturers of the 35th Saas-Fee Advanced Course, which have been updated and collected in this volume, cover the field from observational, theoretical and numerical perspectives.

The Dynamics of Small Bodies in the Solar System

The Dynamics of Small Bodies in the Solar System
Author: B.A. Steves,Archie E. Roy
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 616
Release: 1998-12-31
ISBN 10: 9780792354666
ISBN 13: 0792354664
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dynamics of Small Bodies in the Solar System Book Review:

The study of the nature and dynamics of asteroids, comets, meteor streams, natural satellites and ring systems currently provides a wealth of information on the history and dynamical evolution of the solar system as a whole. This state of the art textbook, based on the recent NATO ASI The Dynamics of Small Bodies in the Solar System and written by the invited lecturers and other participants, provides an invaluable reference volume for all students and researchers in these subjects. The contributions are introduced by specially written reviews from renowned experts in their fields. It is evident that the majority of dynamical astronomers and space researchers interested in solar system studies are currently involved with the study of small natural and artificial bodies in the solar system, and this volume presents them with an up-to-date, synoptic view of these subjects.

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.

Solar System Update

Solar System Update
Author: Philippe Blondel,John Mason
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 332
Release: 2006-08-23
ISBN 10: 3540376836
ISBN 13: 9783540376835
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Solar System Update Book Review:

This book, the first in a series of forthcoming volumes, consists of topical and timely reviews of a number of carefully selected topics in solar systemn science. Contributions, in form of up-to-date reviews, are mainly aimed at professional astronomers and planetary scientists wishing to inform themselves about progress in fields closely related to their own field of expertise.

Minor Bodies in the Outer Solar System

Minor Bodies in the Outer Solar System
Author: A. Fitzsimmons
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2000-12-12
ISBN 10: 9783540411529
ISBN 13: 3540411526
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Minor Bodies in the Outer Solar System Book Review:

This volume tries to summarize the status of observational knowledge of the Kuiper Belt. Its recent discovery has revitalized the astromomical study of the Solar System and is beginning to open new and unexpected windows on the physics of planetesimal accretion. With more and better observational data being obtained at the technological limit of current facilities, a new perception of the relationships that exist among the various classes of small Solar System bodies has emerged. The new observations have also motivated a number of fascinating theoretical studies in Solar System dynamics.

Moons of the Solar System

Moons of the Solar System
Author: James A. Hall III
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 297
Release: 2015-09-19
ISBN 10: 3319206362
ISBN 13: 9783319206363
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Moons of the Solar System Book Review:

This book captures the complex world of planetary moons, which are more diverse than Earth's sole satellite might lead you to believe. New missions continue to find more of these planetary satellites, making an up to date guide more necessary than ever. Why do Mercury and Venus have no moons at all? Earth's Moon, of course, is covered in the book with highly detailed maps. Then we move outward to the moons of Mars, then on to many of the more notable asteroid moons, and finally to a list of less-notable ones. All the major moons of the gas giant planets are covered in great detail, while the lesser-known satellites of these worlds are also touched on. Readers will learn of the remarkable trans-Neptunian Objects – Pluto, Eris, Sedna, Quaoar –including many of those that have been given scant attention in the literature. More than just objects to read about, the planets' satellites provide us with important information about the history of the solar system. Projects to help us learn more about the moons are included throughout the book. Most amateur astronomers can name some of the more prominent moons in the solar system, but few are intimately familiar with the full variety that exists in our backyard: 146 and counting. As our understanding of the many bodies in our solar system broadens, this is an invaluable tour of our expanding knowledge of the moons both near and far.

Exploring the Kuiper Belt and the Trans Neptunian Region

Exploring the Kuiper Belt and the Trans Neptunian Region
Author: Joan Kloster
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 114
Release: 2015-11-07
ISBN 10: 9781519171139
ISBN 13: 1519171137
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Exploring the Kuiper Belt and the Trans Neptunian Region Book Review:

The Kuiper belt is a region of the Solar System beyond the planets, extending from the orbit of Neptune (at 30 AU) to approximately 50 AU from the Sun. It is similar to the asteroid belt, but it is far larger-20 times as wide and 20 to 200 times as massive. On January 19, 2006, the first spacecraft mission to explore the Kuiper belt, New Horizons, was launched. The mission, headed by Alan Stern of the Southwest Research Institute, flew by Pluto on July 14 2015. Having completed its flyby of Pluto, New Horizons has maneuvered for a flyby of Kuiper belt object 2014 MU.

Dawn of Small Worlds

Dawn of Small Worlds
Author: Michael Moltenbrey
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 273
Release: 2015-10-24
ISBN 10: 3319230034
ISBN 13: 9783319230030
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dawn of Small Worlds Book Review:

This book gives a detailed introduction to the thousands and thousands of smaller bodies in the solar system. Written for interested laymen, amateur astronomers and students it describes the nature and origin of asteroids, dwarf planets and comets, and gives detailed information about their role in the solar system. The author nicely reviews the history of small-world-exploration and describes past, current and future space craft missions studying small worlds, and presents their results. Readers will learn that small solar system worlds have a dramatically different nature and appearance than the planets. Even though research activity on small worlds has increased in the recent past many of their properties are still in the dark and need further research.

How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming

How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming
Author: Mike Brown
Publsiher: Spiegel & Grau
Total Pages: 271
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 0385531109
ISBN 13: 9780385531108
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming Book Review:

The astronomer who inadvertently triggered the "demotion" of Pluto in his effort to officially recognize the solar system's tenth planet describes the ensuing debates and public outcry while revealing the behind-the-scenes story of his discovery.

The Dwarf Planets

The Dwarf Planets
Author: Steve Kortenkamp
Publsiher: Capstone
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2010-12
ISBN 10: 9781429653978
ISBN 13: 1429653973
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dwarf Planets Book Review:

"Describes the five dwarf planets in our solar system, including the birth of the solar system and the dwarf planets' orbits around the Sun"--Provided by publisher.

Cosmic Horizons

Cosmic Horizons
Author: Steven Soter,Neil deGrasse Tyson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 253
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 9781565846029
ISBN 13: 1565846028
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cosmic Horizons Book Review:

Leading scientists offer a collection of essays that furnish illuminating explanations of recent discoveries in modern astrophysics--from the Big Bang to black holes--the possibility of life on other worlds, and the emerging technologies that make such research possible, accompanied by incisive profiles of such key figures as Carl Sagan and Georges Lemaetre. Original.

Beyond Pluto

Beyond Pluto
Author: John Davies
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 233
Release: 2001-07-19
ISBN 10: 9781139428774
ISBN 13: 1139428772
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beyond Pluto Book Review:

In the ten years preceding publication, the known solar system more than doubled in size. For the first time in almost two centuries an entirely new population of planetary objects was found. This 'Kuiper Belt' of minor planets beyond Neptune revolutionised our understanding of the solar system's formation and finally explained the origin of the enigmatic outer planet Pluto. This is the fascinating story of how theoretical physicists decided that there must be a population of unknown bodies beyond Neptune and how a small band of astronomers set out to find them. What they discovered was a family of ancient planetesimals whose orbits and physical properties were far more complicated than anyone expected. We follow the story of this discovery, and see how astronomers, theoretical physicists and one incredibly dedicated amateur observer came together to explore the frozen boundary of the solar system.

The Solar System

The Solar System
Author: Thérèse Encrenaz,Jean-Pierre Bibring,M. Blanc,Maria-Antonietta Barucci,Francoise Roques,Philippe Zarka
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 514
Release: 2013-04-17
ISBN 10: 3662104032
ISBN 13: 9783662104033
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Solar System Book Review:

In this third corrected and revised edition students and lecturers in astronomy and planetary science as well as planet observers will find a mine of up-to-date information on the solar system and its interaction with the interplanetary medium, its various objects, comparative planetology, discussion of questions for further research and future space exploration.

Physics of the Solar System

Physics of the Solar System
Author: B. Bertotti,P. Farinella,D. Vokrouhlicky
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 706
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 9401002339
ISBN 13: 9789401002332
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Physics of the Solar System Book Review:

This book is a direct sequel to: B. Bcrtotri and P. Farinclla, "Physics of the Earth and the Solar System, Dynamics and Evolution. Space Navigation. Spa cc-Time Structure" (Kluwcr Academic Publishers, 1990). Nearly 15 years af tcr its publication it became evident that the volume was in need of a new edition to keep up with the outstanding progress and the changing perspectives in this field. David Vokrouhlicky agreed to collaborate on the project and be the third author. On March 25, 2000. after a tong illness and a heart transplant. Paolo Farinella passed away. We then decided that. rather than aiming at a second edition, it made more sense to rewrite the book anew. While its basic content and the structure of the chapters are the same, important new topics have been added, including the extrasolar planetary systems, transneptunian objects. accurate determination of reference frames and new space projects. Greater relevance has been given to scmiquantitarive discussions before intro ducing formal developments: many figures have been added and updated and several errors corrected. More emphasis has given to the solar system, whereas geophysical topics have been left at a less advanced level. To mark this change the slightly differ ent title "Physics of the Solar System" was chosen. We wish to dedicate this book to the memory of Paolo Farinella. an out standing scientist, an invaluable collaborator and a dear friend.

Pluto

Pluto
Author: Barrie W. Jones
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2010-08-12
ISBN 10: 1139490222
ISBN 13: 9781139490221
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pluto Book Review:

Orbiting at the edge of the outer Solar System, Pluto is an intriguing object in astronomy. Since the fascinating events surrounding its discovery, it has helped increase our understanding of the origin and evolution of the Solar System, and raised questions about the nature and benefits of scientific classification. This is a timely and exciting account of Pluto and its satellites. The author uses Pluto as a case study to discuss discovery in astronomy, how remote astronomical bodies are investigated, and the role of classification in science by discussing Pluto's recent classification as a dwarf planet. Besides Pluto, the book also explores the rich assortment of bodies that constitute the Edgeworth–Kuiper Belt, of which Pluto is the largest innermost member. Richly illustrated, this text is written for general readers, amateur astronomers and students alike. Boxed text provides more advanced information especially for readers who wish to delve deeper into the subject.

The Science of Solar System Ices

The Science of Solar System Ices
Author: Murthy S. Gudipati,Julie Castillo-Rogez
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 658
Release: 2012-07-28
ISBN 10: 1461430763
ISBN 13: 9781461430766
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Science of Solar System Ices Book Review:

The role of laboratory research and simulations in advancing our understanding of solar system ices (including satellites, KBOs, comets, and giant planets) is becoming increasingly important. Understanding ice surface radiation processing, particle and radiation penetration depths, surface and subsurface chemistry, morphology, phases, density, conductivity, etc., are only a few examples of the inventory of issues that are being addressed by Earth-based laboratory research. As a response to the growing need for cross-disciplinary dialog and communication in the Planetary Ices science community, this book aims to achieve direct dialog and foster focused collaborations among the observational, modeling, and laboratory research communities.

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

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.