Physical Constitution of Planets and Satellites
In recent decades the study of planets and satellites has developed into one of the most difficult chapters in astrophysics. We can leave the discussion of the necessary instruments to Chapter 9. At the present time, the interpretation of the observations demands all the resources of physical chemistry (chemical equilibrium, phase-diagrams, and so on). Also the formation and evolution of our planetary system (cosmogony) can be usefully discussed only in the context of the evolution of the stars and of the Galaxy.
KeywordsLunar Surface Physical Constitution Terrestrial Planet Planetary Atmosphere Continental Drift
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