The Trans-Neptunian Solar System

The Trans-Neptunian Solar System
Author: Dina Prialnik,Maria Antoinetta Barucci,Leslie Young
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 478
Release: 2019-11-28
ISBN 10: 0128175257
ISBN 13: 9780128175255
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

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: 1998-04-29
ISBN 10: 9780309174121
ISBN 13: 0309174120
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.

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.

On the Characteristics and Evolution of Dynamically Excited Trans-neptunian Objects

On the Characteristics and Evolution of Dynamically Excited Trans-neptunian Objects
Author: Cory Shankman
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2016
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:1199634756
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On the Characteristics and Evolution of Dynamically Excited Trans-neptunian Objects Book Review:

The small-body populations of the distant Solar System inform our understanding of the structure, formation, and evolution of the Solar System. The orbits of these Trans-Neptunian Objects (TNOs) act as tracers for dynamical activities either ongoing or past. The distributions of TNO sizes are set by, and so probe, the conditions of the formation and evolution of the Solar System. Using data from surveys on the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope, I constrain the size distribution of a TNO subpopulation: the scattering TNOs. The scattering TNOs are chosen as they have orbits that come in closer to the Sun, therefore allowing smaller TNOs to be detected. The characteristics of size distribution for the small-sized TNOs is an important, and only recently observable, constraint on the formation of this population. I find that the H-distribution is consistent with models where TNOs form as large (50 km - 100 km) aggregates from the proto-planetary nebula. A recent discovery of apparent clustering in the orbits of some TNOs has led to the hypothesis of an additional and unseen planet in the distant Solar System. I examine the formation implications and consequences of such a planet, and the biases in the detected sample used to infer the planet's existence. Via a combination of dynamical simulations, survey simulations, and statistical comparisons of the observed TNOs, I explore the additional planet hypothesis to determine if there exists strong evidence for an additional planet in our Solar System. I find that there is currently no strong evidence for the clustering of orbits in the observed sample and that the proposed additional planet does not produce such a signature in models.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Icy Bodies of the Solar System (IAU S263)

Icy Bodies of the Solar System (IAU S263)
Author: International Astronomical Union. Symposium,Julio A. Fernandez
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 331
Release: 2010-04-29
ISBN 10: 9780521764889
ISBN 13: 0521764882
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Icy Bodies of the Solar System (IAU S263) Book Review:

IAU Symposium 263 provides a state-of-the-art review of icy bodies in the Solar System, a topic crucial to understanding processes involved in the Solar System's formation, the consequences for water on planets, and ultimately, the habitable zones around other stars. Ice-rich planetesimals which form beyond the snow line are discussed, using an interdisciplinary approach. The main topics covered include: accretion of icy grains in the protoplanetary disk, the long-period comet flux and the Oort cloud population, transfer mechanisms of bodies from their source regions to the Sun's neighborhood, the physics and dynamics of trans-Neptunian objects, transition objects (comets and asteroids), cryovolcanism and modeling the interiors of icy bodies, and a review of past, present and future space missions. This volume gives a broad overview of the importance of these bodies, from comets up to liquid water on terrestrial planets, and the formation of ices in the Solar System.

Small Bodies in Planetary Systems

Small Bodies in Planetary Systems
Author: Ingrid Mann,Akiko Nakamura,Tadashi Mukai
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2009-03-01
ISBN 10: 3540769358
ISBN 13: 9783540769354
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Small Bodies in Planetary Systems Book Review:

The small bodies in planetary systems are indicative of the material evo- tion, the dynamical evolution, and the presence of planets in a system. Recent astronomicalresearch,spaceresearch,laboratoryresearch,andnumericals- ulationsbroughtawealthofnewandexciting?ndingsonextra-solarplanetary systems and on asteroids, comets, meteoroids, dust, and trans-Neptunian - jects in the solar system. Progress in astronomical instrumentation led to the discovery and investigation of small bodies in the outer solar system and to observations of cosmic dust in debris disks of extra-solar planetary systems. Space research allowed for close studies of some of the small solar system bodies from spacecraft. This lecture series is intended as an introduction to the latest research results and to the key issues of future research. The ch- ters are mainly based on lectures given during a recent research school and on research activities within the 21st Century COE Program “Origin and Evolution of Planetary Systems” at Kobe University, Japan. In Chap. 1, Taku Takeuchi discusses the evolution of gas and dust from protoplanetary disks to planetary disks. Using a simple model, he studies v- cous evolution and photoevaporation as possible mechanisms of gas dispersal. He further considers how the dust grows into planetesimals. Motion of dust particles induced by gas drag is described, and then using a simple analytic model, the dust growth timescale is discussed.

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.

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.

Collisional Processes in the Solar System

Collisional Processes in the Solar System
Author: Mikhail Y. Marov,Michail Jakovlevič Marov,Mikhail I︠A︡kovlevich Marov,Hans Rickman
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 357
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 9780792369462
ISBN 13: 0792369467
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Collisional Processes in the Solar System Book Review:

The explosive growth of knowledge in the field of space exploration and, in particular the interdisciplinary character of the subject of collisions in the solar system, put the scientific interest of planetary and galactic astronomers, as well as specialists in geophysics, dynamics, and cosmochemistry in a common focus. Obvious highlights include the explosion in the rate of discoveries of Kuiper belt objects; better understanding of dynamics of main belt asteroids and the processes affecting their injection into the inner planets crossing orbits; growing understanding of the importance of comets and asteroids in the delivery of volatiles to the inner planets and even possibly in life origin on the Earth; great acceleration of NEO discovery and more reliable prediction of their future threat to the Earth. All these topics are thoroughly addressed and discussed by the top-level specialists in the field on the most comprehensive and unprecedented basis. Owing to its interdisciplinary character the book will undoubtedly meet an interest of specialists in the different fields of astronomy, planetary and Earth sciences.

Chasing New Horizons

Chasing New Horizons
Author: Alan Stern,David Grinspoon
Publsiher: Picador
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2018-05-01
ISBN 10: 125009898X
ISBN 13: 9781250098986
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chasing New Horizons Book Review:

Called "spellbinding" (Scientific American) and "thrilling...a future classic of popular science" (PW), the up close, inside story of the greatest space exploration project of our time, New Horizons’ mission to Pluto, as shared with David Grinspoon by mission leader Alan Stern and other key players. On July 14, 2015, something amazing happened. More than 3 billion miles from Earth, a small NASA spacecraft called New Horizons screamed past Pluto at more than 32,000 miles per hour, focusing its instruments on the long mysterious icy worlds of the Pluto system, and then, just as quickly, continued on its journey out into the beyond. Nothing like this has occurred in a generation—a raw exploration of new worlds unparalleled since NASA’s Voyager missions to Uranus and Neptune—and nothing quite like it is planned to happen ever again. The photos that New Horizons sent back to Earth graced the front pages of newspapers on all 7 continents, and NASA’s website for the mission received more than 2 billion hits in the days surrounding the flyby. At a time when so many think that our most historic achievements are in the past, the most distant planetary exploration ever attempted not only succeeded in 2015 but made history and captured the world’s imagination. How did this happen? Chasing New Horizons is the story of the men and women behind this amazing mission: of their decades-long commitment and persistence; of the political fights within and outside of NASA; of the sheer human ingenuity it took to design, build, and fly the mission; and of the plans for New Horizons’ next encounter, 1 billion miles past Pluto in 2019. Told from the insider’s perspective of mission leader Dr. Alan Stern and others on New Horizons, and including two stunning 16-page full-color inserts of images, Chasing New Horizons is a riveting account of scientific discovery, and of how much we humans can achieve when people focused on a dream work together toward their incredible goal.

Cosmic Horizons

Cosmic Horizons
Author: Steven Soter,Neil deGrasse Tyson
Publsiher: Anonim
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.