The Solar System

  • Thérèse Encrenaz
  • Jean-Pierre Bibring
  • Michel Blanc
  • Maria-Antonietta Barucci
  • Francoise Roques
  • Philippe Zarka

Part of the Astronomy and Astrophysics Library book series (AAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Thérèse Encrenaz, Jean-Pierre Bibring, Michel Blanc, Maria-Antonietta Barucci, Francoise Roques, Philippe Zarka
    Pages 1-42
  3. Thérèse Encrenaz, Jean-Pierre Bibring, Michel Blanc, Maria-Antonietta Barucci, Francoise Roques, Philippe Zarka
    Pages 43-57
  4. Thérèse Encrenaz, Jean-Pierre Bibring, Michel Blanc, Maria-Antonietta Barucci, Francoise Roques, Philippe Zarka
    Pages 59-77
  5. Thérèse Encrenaz, Jean-Pierre Bibring, Michel Blanc, Maria-Antonietta Barucci, Francoise Roques, Philippe Zarka
    Pages 79-103
  6. Thérèse Encrenaz, Jean-Pierre Bibring, Michel Blanc, Maria-Antonietta Barucci, Francoise Roques, Philippe Zarka
    Pages 105-182
  7. Thérèse Encrenaz, Jean-Pierre Bibring, Michel Blanc, Maria-Antonietta Barucci, Francoise Roques, Philippe Zarka
    Pages 183-261
  8. Thérèse Encrenaz, Jean-Pierre Bibring, Michel Blanc, Maria-Antonietta Barucci, Francoise Roques, Philippe Zarka
    Pages 263-281
  9. Thérèse Encrenaz, Jean-Pierre Bibring, Michel Blanc, Maria-Antonietta Barucci, Francoise Roques, Philippe Zarka
    Pages 283-347
  10. Thérèse Encrenaz, Jean-Pierre Bibring, Michel Blanc, Maria-Antonietta Barucci, Francoise Roques, Philippe Zarka
    Pages 349-362
  11. Thérèse Encrenaz, Jean-Pierre Bibring, Michel Blanc, Maria-Antonietta Barucci, Francoise Roques, Philippe Zarka
    Pages 363-398
  12. Thérèse Encrenaz, Jean-Pierre Bibring, Michel Blanc, Maria-Antonietta Barucci, Francoise Roques, Philippe Zarka
    Pages 399-432
  13. Thérèse Encrenaz, Jean-Pierre Bibring, Michel Blanc, Maria-Antonietta Barucci, Francoise Roques, Philippe Zarka
    Pages 433-441
  14. Thérèse Encrenaz, Jean-Pierre Bibring, Michel Blanc, Maria-Antonietta Barucci, Francoise Roques, Philippe Zarka
    Pages 443-462
  15. Thérèse Encrenaz, Jean-Pierre Bibring, Michel Blanc, Maria-Antonietta Barucci, Francoise Roques, Philippe Zarka
    Pages 463-485
  16. Thérèse Encrenaz, Jean-Pierre Bibring, Michel Blanc, Maria-Antonietta Barucci, Francoise Roques, Philippe Zarka
    Pages 487-495
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 497-514

About this book

Introduction

This text treats our knowledge of the solar system from an astrophysical point of view. Part 1 deals with the formation of the solar system and its interaction with the interplanetary medium. Part 2 presents its various objects: planets and satellites, asteroids, comets, trans-neptunian objects and interplanetary dust. The final sections on extrasolar planetary systems and on the search for life in the Universe round off an introduction to a field that has grown dramatically following the space missions of the last twenty years.

Over the last decade many exciting observations have helped to reshape our understanding of the solar system and planetary science. In the third corrected and revised edition of this classic on the astrophysics of our solar system, students and lecturers in astronomy and planetary science as well as planet observers will find a mine of up-to-date information.

Keywords

Astronomie Astrophysik Planet Planetary system Planetologie Plasmaphysik Solar Solar System astronomy astrophysics planetology plasma physics satellite

Authors and affiliations

  • Thérèse Encrenaz
    • 1
  • Jean-Pierre Bibring
    • 2
  • Michel Blanc
    • 3
  • Maria-Antonietta Barucci
    • 4
  • Francoise Roques
    • 4
  • Philippe Zarka
    • 4
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Recherche SpatialeObservatoire de ParisMeudonFrance
  2. 2.Laboratoire René BernasUniversité Paris XIOrsayFrance
  3. 3.Observatoire Midi-PyrenéesToulouseFrance
  4. 4.LESIAObservatoire de ParisMeudonFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-10403-3
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-05530-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-10403-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0941-7834
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