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Ice, Rock, and Beauty

A Visual Tour of the New Solar System

  • Authors
  • David Brodie

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Pages 4-5
  3. Pages 14-15
  4. Pages 16-17
  5. Pages 18-19
  6. Pages 20-21
  7. Pages 22-23
  8. Pages 26-27
  9. Pages 28-29
  10. Pages 32-33
  11. Pages 38-39
  12. Pages 42-43
  13. Pages 46-47
  14. Pages 48-49
  15. Pages 54-55
  16. Pages 56-57
  17. Pages 60-61
  18. Pages 62-63
  19. Pages 64-65
  20. Pages 66-67
  21. Pages 68-69
  22. Pages 70-71
  23. Pages 72-73
  24. Pages 76-77
  25. Pages 78-79
  26. Pages 80-81
  27. Pages 86-87
  28. Pages 90-91
  29. Pages 94-95
  30. Pages 96-97

About this book

Introduction

Ice, Rock, and Beauty is a book for anybody who lives in the solar neighborhood, and takes an interest in its significance to us as residents.

Human experience of the Solar System is changing rapidly. Techniques of observation from Earth-based telescopes continue to develop, while missions such as Voyager, Galileo, Cassini, and the Hubble Space Telescope have yielded many stunning images.

So although most people have some knowledge of the essential structure of the Solar System, relatively few are familiar with the amazing diversity of objects that travel with and amongst the planets in their journeys around the Sun.

The book gathers images from a rich pool, many from national and international organizations such as NASA and ESA, some directly from academic astronomers, and a few from private individuals. Together they tell a story of the Solar System, and of its beauty, that has not been told before.

Keywords

Asteroid images Astronomy books NASA images Planet Satellite images Solar System Solar System rocks Space Science planetary moons pretty pictures of the sky solar

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-73103-2
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-73102-5
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-73103-2
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