History of the Solar System

Editor/Author Vita-Finzi, Claudio
Publication Year: 2016
Publisher: Springer Science+Business Media

Price: Core Collection Only
ISBN: 978-3-31-933848-4
Category: Science - Astronomy
Image Count: 50
Book Status: Available
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The book is intended for a general readership at a time when human and robotic exploration of space is often in the news and should also appeal to students at all levels. It covers the essentials but refers to a large literature which can be accessed via the internet.

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Table of Contents

  • 1 Introduction
  • References
  • 2 Raw Materials
  • Gas
  • Dust
  • Ices
  • CAIs and Chondrules
  • PAHs
  • References
  • 3 Assembly
  • Accretion
  • Satellites and Rings
  • References
  • 4 The Solar Nucleus
  • Gravity
  • The Heliosphere
  • References
  • 5 Differentiation
  • Mineral Evolution
  • Atmospheres and Oceans
  • References
  • 6 Operation
  • The Stability of our Solar System
  • Orbits, Tides and Impacts
  • References
  • 7 Life
  • Life and its Context
  • Origins
  • References
  • 8 The Evolving Solar System
  • The Sun
  • Alien Invaders
  • References