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Solar System Astrophysics: Planetary Atmospheres and the Outer Solar System (Astronomy and Astrophysics Library)

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Solar System Astrophysics: Planetary Atmospheres and the Outer Solar System (Astronomy and Astrophysics Library)

Solar System Astrophysics: Planetary Atmospheres and the Outer Solar System (Astronomy and Astrophysics Library) by Eugene F. Milone
English | 31 Jan. 2014 | ISBN: 1461490898 | 502 Pages | EPUB | 8.65 MB

The second edition of Solar System Astrophysics: Planetary Atmospheres and the Outer Solar System provides a timely update of our knowledge of planetary atmospheres and of the bodies of the outer solar system and their analogs in other planetary systems. This volume begins with an expanded treatment of the physics, chemistry, and meteorology of the atmospheres of the Earth, Venus, and Mars, moving on to their magnetospheres and then to a full discussion of the gas and ice giants and their properties. From here, attention switches to the small bodies of the solar system, beginning with the natural satellites. The comets, meteors, meteorites, and asteroids are discussed in order, and the volume concludes with the origin and evolution of our solar system. Finally, a fully revised section on extrasolar planetary systems puts the development of our system in a wider and increasingly well understood galactic context.