ケンブリッジ太陽系ガイド<br>The Cambridge Guide to the Solar System

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ケンブリッジ太陽系ガイド
The Cambridge Guide to the Solar System

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 452 p.
  • 言語 ENG
  • 商品コード 9780521813068
  • DDC分類 523.2

基本説明

A total of 400 photographs help to make all the information highly asseccible.

Table of Contents

Preface                                            ix
Principal units xv
Part 1 Changing views and fundamental concepts
1 Evolving perspectives - a historical 1 (35)
prologue
1.1 Moving points of light 2 (11)
1.2 Discovery of new worlds 13 (7)
1.3 Physical properties of the Sun and 20 (4)
planets
1.4 Ingredients of the Sun and planetary 24 (3)
atmospheres
1.5 Satellites, rings and small, distant 27 (9)
objects
2 The new, close-up view from space 36 (37)
2.1 Flybys, orbiters, landers and probes 37 (11)
2.2 Impact craters 48 (5)
2.3 Volcanoes 53 (9)
2.4 Water 62 (11)
3 The invisible buffer zone with 73 (33)
space-atmospheres, magnetospheres, and the
solar wind
3.1 Atmospheres of the terrestrial planets 74 (7)
3.2 Atmospheres of the giant planets 81 (5)
3.3 Titan - a satellite with a substantial 86 (1)
atmosphere
3.4 Tenuous atmospheres 87 (2)
3.5 The planets are inside the Sun's 89 (2)
expanding atmosphere
3.6 Magnetospheres 91 (9)
3.7 Auroras 100(6)
Part 2 The inner system - rocky words
4 Third rock from the Sun - restless Earth 106(50)
4.1 Fundamentals 108(1)
4.2 Journey to the center of the Earth 108(5)
4.3 Remodeling the Earth's surface 113(14)
4.4 The Earth's changing atmosphere 127(24)
4.5 Space weather 151(5)
5 The Moon: stepping stone to the planets 156(37)
5.1 Fundamentals 157(1)
5.2 Eclipses 158(2)
5.3 The Moon's face 160(4)
5.4 Expeditions to the Moon 164(12)
5.5 Inside the Moon 176(2)
5.6 The lunar surface 178(3)
5.7 The Moon's history 181(4)
5.8 Tides and the once and future Moon 185(3)
5.9 Origin of the Moon 188(5)
6 Mercury: a dense battered world 193(15)
6.1 Fundamentals 194(1)
6.2 A tiny world in the glare of sunlight 194(1)
6.3 Radar probes of Mercury 195(3)
6.4 A modified Moon-like surface 198(4)
6.5 An iron planet 202(1)
6.6 A mysterious magnetic field 203(1)
6.7 Einstein and the anomalous orbital 204(4)
motion of Mercury
7 Venus: the veiled planet 208(27)
7.1 Fundamentals 209(1)
7.2 The veiled planet 210(1)
7.3 Penetrating the clouds 211(6)
7.4 Unveiling Venus with radar 217(3)
7.5 Volcanic plains 220(3)
7.6 Highland massifs 223(3)
7.7 Tectonics on Venus 226(9)
8 Mars: the red planet 235(51)
8.1 Fundamentals 237(1)
8.2 Telescopic observations, early 237(4)
speculations and missions to Mars
8.3 The Martian atmosphere 241(3)
8.4 The winds of Mars 244(2)
8.5 The polar regions 246(6)
8.6 Highland craters, lowland plains, and 252(4)
remnant magnetism
8.7 Towering volcanoes, immense canyons 256(6)
8.8 Liquid water on Mars 262(9)
8.9 Search for life on Mars 271(10)
8.10 The mysterious moons of Mars 281(5)
Part 3 The giant planets, their satellites and
their rings - worlds of liquid, ice, and gas
9 Jupiter: a giant primitive planet 286(30)
9.1 Fundamentals 288(1)
9.2 Stormy weather 288(8)
9.3 Beneath Jupiter's clouds 296(3)
9.4 The Galilean satellites 299(13)
9.5 Jupiter's mere wisp of a ring 312(4)
10 Saturn: lord of the rings 316(21)
10.1 Fundamentals 318(1)
10.2 Saturn's winds and clouds 319(1)
10.3 Beneath the clouds of Saturn 320(1)
10.4 The remarkable rings of Saturn 321(8)
10.5 The moons of Saturn 329(8)
11 Uranus and Neptune 337(21)
11.1 Fundamentals 338(3)
11.2 Storm clouds on the outer giants 341(2)
11.3 Interiors and magnetic fields 343(2)
11.4 Rings of Uranus and Neptune 345(4)
11.5 Moons of Uranus and Neptune 349(9)
Part 4 Remnants of creation - small worlds in
the solar system
12 Comets 358(26)
12.1 Unexpected appearance 359(3)
12.2 The return of Comet Halley 362(2)
12.3 Where do comets come from? 364(4)
12.4 What turns a comet on? 368(1)
12.5 Anatomy of a comet 369(3)
12.6 Spacecraft glimpse the comet nucleus 372(4)
12.7 Comet decay and meteor showers 376(4)
12.8 Crossover objects 380(4)
13 Asteroids and meteorites 384(26)
13.1 The orbits of asteroids 385(3)
13.2 Origin of the asteroids 388(2)
13.3 Size, color and spin 390(4)
13.4 Shape and form 394(1)
13.5 NEAR Shoemaker embraces Eros 394(5)
13.6 Rubble pile or solid rock 399(1)
13.7 Meteorites 400(10)
14 Colliding worlds 410(20)
14.1 A comet hits Jupiter 411(2)
14.2 Consumed by the Sun 413(3)
14.3 Impacts with Earth 416(3)
14.4 Demise of the dinosaurs and other mass 419(4)
extinctions
14.5 Probability of death from above 423(3)
14.6 Breaking a date with doomsday 426(4)
Appendix 1 Further reading 430(6)
Appendix 2 Directory of web sites 436(2)
Index 438