This edition offers information on concepts of the history of formation and present day structure of the solar system. To date around 70 space probes have explored the solar system, from Mercury to Neptune and this edition incorporates the wealth of new data obtained from the Magellan radar-mapping mission to Venus, Clementine data from the Moon, recent studies of Mars, and investigations of planetary satellites in the outer solar system. The book is in two parts, with part one looking at our current understanding of planets and satellites, and part two examining the techniques and results of planet and satellite exploration by space vehicles. It should be of interest to both students of planetary sciences as well as research scientists. Numerous photographs, methods of investigation, scientific instrumentation and fundamental experimental results are also included.
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Book Description Apr 28, 1997. Book Condition: Used: Very Good. 1997 second edition, HARDCOVER, First class condition, Ex University library, crisp and clean. Bookseller Inventory # 0920GXK6ZG1