Europa - The Ocean Moon : Search for an Alien Biosphere (Springer Praxis Books in Geophysical Sciences) (2005. XVI, 396 p. w. 75 figs.)

個数:

Europa - The Ocean Moon : Search for an Alien Biosphere (Springer Praxis Books in Geophysical Sciences) (2005. XVI, 396 p. w. 75 figs.)

  • 在庫がございません。海外の書籍取次会社を通じて出版社等からお取り寄せいたします。
    通常6~9週間ほどで発送の見込みですが、商品によってはさらに時間がかかることもございます。
    重要ご説明事項
    1. 納期遅延や、ご入手不能となる場合がございます。
    2. 複数冊ご注文の場合、分割発送となる場合がございます。
    3. 美品のご指定は承りかねます。

  • 提携先の海外書籍取次会社に在庫がございます。通常3週間で発送いたします。
    重要ご説明事項
    1. 納期遅延や、ご入手不能となる場合が若干ございます。
    2. 複数冊ご注文の場合、分割発送となる場合がございます。
    3. 美品のご指定は承りかねます。
  • 【重要:入荷遅延について】
    ウクライナ情勢悪化・新型コロナウィルス感染拡大により、洋書・洋古書の入荷が不安定になっています。詳しくはこちらをご確認ください。
    海外からのお取り寄せの場合、弊社サイト内で表示している標準的な納期よりもお届けまでに日数がかかる見込みでございます。
    申し訳ございませんが、あらかじめご了承くださいますようお願い申し上げます。
  • ◆画像の表紙や帯等は実物とは異なる場合があります。
  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 396 p./サイズ 75 illus.
  • 言語 ENG
  • 商品コード 9783540224501

Full Description


This story of the Galileo spacecraft probe to Jupiter`s moon provides a unique understanding of the Galileo images of Europa, and examines in detail the physical setting that might sustain extra-terrestrial life in Europa's ocean and icy crust.

Table of Contents

        List of figures                            ix
Preface xiii
PART ONE DISCOVERING EUROPA 1 (44)
Water World 3 (4)
Life on a water world 3 (1)
Is this for real? 4 (2)
Tides 6 (1)
Touring the surface 7 (22)
The global picture 7 (7)
Zoom in to the regional scale 14 (4)
Zooming closer: surface morphology 18 (2)
Ridges 20 (3)
Chaotic terrain 23 (6)
Politics and intellect: Converting images 29 (16)
into ideas and knowledge
Politics on board 31 (1)
Methods of the geologists 32 (2)
The rule of canon law 34 (2)
Galileo in the 20th century 36 (2)
Technological obsolescence 38 (7)
PART TWO TIDES 45 (56)
Tides and resonance 47 (14)
Act locally, think globally 47 (2)
Tidal distortion---the primary component 49 (2)
Galileo data, the Laplace resonance, and 51 (3)
orbital eccentricity
The effect of orbital eccentricity---the 54 (3)
variable component of the tides
Effects of tides 57 (4)
Tides and rotation 61 (10)
Synchronous rotation from the primary 61 (2)
tidal component
Non-synchronous rotation from the diurnal 63 (4)
tide
Rotational effects on Europa 67 (4)
Tides and stress 71 (14)
Tidal stress due to non-synchronous 74 (6)
rotation
Tidal stress due to diurnal variation 80 (3)
Tidal stress: non-synchronous and diurnal 83 (2)
stress combined
Tidal heating 85 (6)
Tides and orbital evolution 91 (10)
Orbital theory 91 (6)
Politics takes control 97 (4)
PART THREE UNDERSTANDING EUROPA 101 (210)
Global cracking and non-synchronous rotation 103 (14)
Lineaments formed by cracking 103 (2)
The tectonic record of non-synchronous 105 (7)
rotation
How fast does Europa rotate? 112 (4)
Large-scale tectonic patterns---summary 116 (1)
Building ridges 117 (16)
Other ridge formation models 122 (5)
Downwarping, marginal cracking, 127 (4)
multi-ridge complexes, and dark margins
Cracking through to the ocean 131 (2)
Dilation of cracks 133 (12)
Strike-slip 145 (36)
Displacement at Astypalaea 146 (3)
Tidal walking 149 (2)
Predicting strike-slip 151 (6)
Surveying strike-slip on Europa 157 (5)
Particularly-striking examples 162 (11)
The greatest displacement champion 162 (5)
A time sequence of strike-slip 167 (1)
A long, bent, equatorial cycloid in 168 (5)
RegMap 01
Polar wander 173 (5)
Strike-slip summary 178 (3)
Return to Astypalaea 181 (10)
Cycloids 191 (16)
Rotation revisited 207 (12)
Cycloid constraints on the rotation rate 207 (3)
Contradictions with previous work 210 (1)
Back to Udaeus--Minos 211 (8)
Chaos 219 (32)
Characteristic appearance 219 (8)
Three hypotheses for formation of chaos 227 (4)
Our survey 231 (7)
Melt-through 238 (5)
Volcanism, not 243 (4)
Heat for melt-through 247 (4)
Crust convergence 251 (14)
Balancing the surface area budget 251 (1)
Surface corrugations 252 (2)
Chaotic terrain as a surface area sink 254 (1)
Convergence bands 255 (3)
The Evil Twin of Agenor 258 (7)
The scars of impact 265 (20)
Gauges of age and crust thickness 265 (1)
Numbers of impact features: Implications 266 (3)
for surface age
Appearance of impact features: 269 (16)
Implications for ice thickness
Pits and uplifts 285 (26)
Undeniable (if you know what's good for 285 (2)
you) facts
The myth of pits, spots, and domes 287 (10)
PSDs and lenticulae 291 (2)
Are any PSDs pits or domes? 293 (2)
Farewell to PSDs 295 (2)
Survey of pits and uplifts 297 (9)
Pit counts 298 (4)
Uplift counts 302 (4)
Formation of pits and uplifts 306 (5)
Survey results vs. the PSD taxonomy 306 (1)
What are these things? 307 (4)
PART FOUR LIFE ON EARTH AND EUROPA 311 (44)
The bandwagon 313 (10)
Strike-slip in thick ice 314 (2)
Overburden flexure 316 (2)
Melt-through bashing 318 (2)
Convection models 320 (3)
The biosphere 323 (14)
Dreams of life 323 (1)
Thin ice on a water world 324 (2)
Substances above and below 326 (1)
Life in the crust 327 (4)
Planetary protection 331 (6)
The possibility of contamination 331 (1)
Standards and risk 332 (2)
Getting it right 334 (3)
The exploration to come 337 (18)
Plans for future space missions 337 (3)
Look in the ice 340 (2)
Mothballed data 342 (1)
Weird features: The exceptions that hold 343 (9)
the keys
The many-legged spider of Manannan 343 (1)
Disruption in the Sickle 343 (3)
Short, curved double ridges within 346 (1)
Astypalaea
Isolated tilted rafts 346 (2)
Horsetail of Agenor 348 (1)
Multiple-cusp cycloids 348 (1)
Old-style bands 348 (4)
Self-correcting science 352 (3)
References 355 (20)
Index 375