The Geology of the Terrestrial Planets
by Michael H. Carr
Publisher: NASA 1984
Number of pages: 322
The knowledge gained through space exploration is leading to the new science of comparative planetology. Although each planet is unique, all have much in common. While each can be studied independently, a greater understanding is achieved by examining the entire set. This book outlines the geologic history of the terrestrial planets in light of recent exploration and the revolution in geologic thinking.
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by Raymond M. Batson - NASA
Published in 1984 after several years of photographic analysis, this book presents maps of the six Saturnian moons which were investigated by the Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft during their flyby missions of Saturn in 1980 and 1981, respectively.
by Philip J. Armitage - arXiv
An introduction to the theory of the formation and early evolution of planetary systems. Topics covered: the structure, evolution and dispersal of protoplanetary disks; the formation of planetesimals, terrestrial and gas giant planets; etc.
The pictures in this publication are a part of the rich harvest of information returned by Voyager 1. These images are of great beauty as well as great scientific interest, reminding us of the breathtaking dimensions of the solar system we inhabit.
- Pergamon Press
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