Planetary Tectonism Across the Solar System

Planetary Tectonism Across the Solar System
Author: Christian Klimczak,Geoffrey Collins,Paul Byrne
Publsiher: Comparative Planetology
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2020-05
ISBN: 9780128160923
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Planetary Tectonism Across the Solar System Book Excerpt:

Planetary Tectonism across the Solar System, Volume Two in the Comparative Planetology series, addresses key questions surrounding planetary tectonism, such our understanding of the global contraction of Mercury, the formation of giant rift zones on Saturn's icy moons, or the tesserated terrain on Venus. It makes connections to Earth, such as how deformation on Mercury is both similar and different, and how to apply theoretical considerations behind plate tectonics on Earth to other planets. The book offers an up-to-date, accessible and comprehensive discussion of the major tectonic processes and landforms that shape and drive the evolution of planets, moons and smaller bodies. By placing a singular emphasis on comparing tectonic processes and landforms on all relevant Solar System bodies, with the explicit objective of providing a systems-level understanding of this widespread phenomenon, this book is ideal for anyone studying planetary tectonism. Includes an introduction that places the book in the context of the larger Comparative Planetology series Compares tectonic processes on all relevant Solar System bodies, providing a systems-level understanding of this widespread phenomenon that shapes and drives the evolution of planets, moons and smaller bodies Features over 100 color illustrations and charts to better convey concepts Offers additional online content, including figures, animations, videos and interviews with contributing authors

Planetary Volcanism across the Solar System

Planetary Volcanism across the Solar System
Author: Tracy K. P. Gregg,Rosaly M. Lopes,Sarah A. Fagents
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 354
Release: 2021-12-04
ISBN: 0128139889
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Planetary Volcanism across the Solar System Book Excerpt:

Planetary Volcanism across the Solar System compares and contrasts the vast array of planetary bodies in the Solar System, including Earth. The wealth of spacecraft data for almost all major solid-surface bodies in the Solar System indicate that volcanism has been a dominant mechanism in shaping the landscapes of these bodies. The book addresses key questions surrounding our understanding of planetary volcanism, such as how to integrate the data into a coherent view of how volcanic activity arises, how this mechanism shapes planets, which volcanic landforms are ubiquitous throughout the Solar System, and which are unique. By placing a singular emphasis on comparing volcanic processes and landforms on all relevant Solar System bodies, and with the explicit objective of providing a systems-level understanding of this widespread phenomenon, users will find an up-to-date, accessible and comprehensive discussion of the major volcanic processes and landforms that shape and drive the evolution of planets, moons and smaller bodies. Includes an introduction placing the book in the context of the larger Comparative Planetology series Compares volcanic processes and landforms on all relevant Solar System bodies, providing a systems-level understanding of this widespread phenomenon Offers a thorough examination of the major volcanic processes and landforms that shape and drive the evolution of planets, moons and smaller bodies Includes information from new mission data and discoveries in recent years Features over 100 color illustrations and charts to more clearly convey concepts Offers additional online content, including figures, animations, video, and other multimedia content such as interviews with contributing authors

Volcanism and Tectonism Across the Inner Solar System

Volcanism and Tectonism Across the Inner Solar System
Author: T. Platz,M. Massironi,P.K. Byrne,H. Hiesinger
Publsiher: Geological Society of London
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2015-01-05
ISBN: 1862396329
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Volcanism and Tectonism Across the Inner Solar System Book Excerpt:

Volcanism and tectonism are the dominant endogenic means by which planetary surfaces change. This book aims to encompass the broad range in character of volcanism, tectonism, faulting and associated interactions observed on planetary bodies across the inner solar system - a region that includes Mercury, Venus, Earth, the Moon, Mars and asteroids. The diversity and breadth of landforms produced by volcanic and tectonic processes is enormous, and varies across the inner solar system bodies. As a result, the selection of prevailing landforms and their underlying formational processes that are described and highlighted in this volume are but a primer to the expansive field of planetary volcanism and tectonism. This Special Publication features 22 research articles about volcanic and tectonic processes manifest across the inner solar system.

Vision and Voyages for Planetary Science in the Decade 2013 2022

Vision and Voyages for Planetary Science in the Decade 2013 2022
Author: National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Space Studies Board,Committee on the Planetary Science Decadal Survey
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 399
Release: 2012-01-30
ISBN: 0309224640
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vision and Voyages for Planetary Science in the Decade 2013 2022 Book Excerpt:

In recent years, planetary science has seen a tremendous growth in new knowledge. Deposits of water ice exist at the Moon's poles. Discoveries on the surface of Mars point to an early warm wet climate, and perhaps conditions under which life could have emerged. Liquid methane rain falls on Saturn's moon Titan, creating rivers, lakes, and geologic landscapes with uncanny resemblances to Earth's. Vision and Voyages for Planetary Science in the Decade 2013-2022 surveys the current state of knowledge of the solar system and recommends a suite of planetary science flagship missions for the decade 2013-2022 that could provide a steady stream of important new discoveries about the solar system. Research priorities defined in the report were selected through a rigorous review that included input from five expert panels. NASA's highest priority large mission should be the Mars Astrobiology Explorer Cacher (MAX-C), a mission to Mars that could help determine whether the planet ever supported life and could also help answer questions about its geologic and climatic history. Other projects should include a mission to Jupiter's icy moon Europa and its subsurface ocean, and the Uranus Orbiter and Probe mission to investigate that planet's interior structure, atmosphere, and composition. For medium-size missions, Vision and Voyages for Planetary Science in the Decade 2013-2022 recommends that NASA select two new missions to be included in its New Frontiers program, which explores the solar system with frequent, mid-size spacecraft missions. If NASA cannot stay within budget for any of these proposed flagship projects, it should focus on smaller, less expensive missions first. Vision and Voyages for Planetary Science in the Decade 2013-2022 suggests that the National Science Foundation expand its funding for existing laboratories and establish new facilities as needed. It also recommends that the program enlist the participation of international partners. This report is a vital resource for government agencies supporting space science, the planetary science community, and the public.

Mercury

Mercury
Author: Sean C. Solomon,Larry R. Nittler,Brian J. Anderson
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 601
Release: 2018-12-20
ISBN: 1107154456
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mercury Book Excerpt:

Offers an authoritative synthesis of knowledge of the planet Mercury after the MESSENGER mission, for researchers and students in planetary science.

Planetary Geology

Planetary Geology
Author: Angelo Pio Rossi,Stephan van Gasselt
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 433
Release: 2017-11-28
ISBN: 331965179X
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Planetary Geology Book Excerpt:

This book provides an up-to-date interdisciplinary geoscience-focused overview of solid solar system bodies and their evolution, based on the comparative description of processes acting on them. Planetary research today is a strongly multidisciplinary endeavor with efforts coming from engineering and natural sciences. Key focal areas of study are the solid surfaces found in our Solar System. Some have a direct interaction with the interplanetary medium and others have dynamic atmospheres. In any of those cases, the geological records of those surfaces (and sub-surfaces) are key to understanding the Solar System as a whole: its evolution and the planetary perspective of our own planet. This book has a modular structure and is divided into 4 sections comprising 15 chapters in total. Each section builds upon the previous one but is also self-standing. The sections are: Methods and tools Processes and Sources Integration and Geological Syntheses Frontiers The latter covers the far-reaching broad topics of exobiology, early life, extreme environments and planetary resources, all areas where major advancements are expected in the forthcoming decades and both key to human exploration of the Solar System. The target readership includes advanced undergraduate students in geoscience-related topics with no specific planetary science knowledge; undergraduates in other natural science domains (e.g. physics, astronomy, biology or chemistry); graduates in engineering and space systems design who want to complement their knowledge in planetary science. The authors’ backgrounds span a broad range of topics and disciplines: rooted in Earth geoscience, their expertise covers remote sensing and cartography, field mapping, impact cratering, volcanology and tectonics, sedimentology and stratigraphy exobiology and life in extreme environments, planetary resources and mining. Several generations of planetary scientists are cooperating to provide a modern view on a discipline developed from Earth during and through Space exploration.

Water Worlds in the Solar System

Water Worlds in the Solar System
Author: Antony Joseph
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 846
Release: 2022-12-05
ISBN: 0323957188
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Water Worlds in the Solar System Book Excerpt:

Water Worlds in the Solar System: In Search of Habitable Environments and Life is a comprehensive reference on the formation, availability, habitability potential, and astrobiological implications of water in the Solar System. The book provides understanding of the importance of water on Earth to elucidate potential water and biosignature sources on other bodies in the Solar System. It covers processes involved in the formation of Earth and its Moon, genesis of water on those bodies, events on early Earth, and other processes that are applicable to celestial bodies in the Solar System, directly correlating data available on water on other bodies to over 15 Earth analogue sites. This book forms a comprehensive overview on water in the Solar System, from formation to biosignature and habitability considerations. It is ideal for academics, researchers and students working in the field of planetary science, extraterrestrial water research and habitability potential. Presents a comprehensive reference on water in the Solar System, developing readers’ understanding of the importance and occurrence of water on Earth and beyond, all from an oceanographer’s perspective Contrasts terrestrial analogues in relation to their roles in understanding and exploring ocean worlds and habitability Includes numerous figures, illustrations, tables and videos to help readers better understand concepts covered

Planetary Tectonics

Planetary Tectonics
Author: Thomas R. Watters,Richard A. Schultz
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 531
Release: 2010
ISBN: 0521765730
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Planetary Tectonics Book Excerpt:

This book is an essential reference volume that surveys tectonic landforms on solid bodies throughout the Solar System.

Planetary and Lunar Exploration

Planetary and Lunar Exploration
Author: National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Space Science Board,Task Group on Planetary and Lunar Exploration
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 122
Release: 1988-02-01
ISBN: 0309038855
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Planetary and Lunar Exploration Book Excerpt:

Astronomy 101

Astronomy 101
Author: Carolyn Collins Petersen
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2013-06-18
ISBN: 1440563608
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Astronomy 101 Book Excerpt:

Explore the curiosities of our galaxy with this comprehensive, digestible guide to astronomy! Too often, textbooks obscure the beauty and wonder of outer space with tedious discourse that even Galileo would oppose. Astronomy 101 cuts out the boring details and lengthy explanations, and instead, gives you a lesson in astronomy that keeps you engaged as you discover what's hidden beyond our starry sky. From the Big Bang and nebulae to the Milky Way and Sir Isaac Newton, this celestial primer is packed with hundreds of entertaining astronomy facts, charts, and photographs you won't be able to get anywhere else. So whether you’re looking to unravel the mystery behind black holes, or just want to learn more about your favorite planets, Astronomy 101 has all the answers—even the ones you didn’t know you were looking for.

The Interdisciplinary Earth In Honor of Don L Anderson

The Interdisciplinary Earth  In Honor of Don L  Anderson
Author: Gillian R. Foulger,Michele Lustrino,Scott D. King
Publsiher: Geological Society of America
Total Pages: 366
Release: 2015-09
ISBN: 0813725143
Category: Earth (Planet)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Interdisciplinary Earth In Honor of Don L Anderson Book Excerpt:

Copublished with the American Geophysical Union as American Geophysical Union Special Publication 71 This volume is a memorial to Don L. Anderson, former director of the Seismological Laboratory of the Caltech Institute of Technology, recipient of the Crafoord Prize, the National Medal of Honor, and numerous other awards. A geophysicist extraordinaire, he contributed much to our understanding of the structure and dynamics of the interior of Earth. The book, comprised largely of chapters written at Anderson's invitation, reflects his interdisciplinary career. It includes papers on anisotropy, the seismic structure of the mantle, mantle convection, the statistics of melting anomalies, planetary geology, tectonics, the thermal budget of Earth, lithospheric structure, geochemistry, and flood basalts.

Encyclopedia of Geology

Encyclopedia of Geology
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 5622
Release: 2020-12-16
ISBN: 0081029098
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Geology Book Excerpt:

Encyclopedia of Geology, Second Edition presents in six volumes state-of-the-art reviews on the various aspects of geologic research, all of which have moved on considerably since the writing of the first edition. New areas of discussion include extinctions, origins of life, plate tectonics and its influence on faunal provinces, new types of mineral and hydrocarbon deposits, new methods of dating rocks, and geological processes. Users will find this to be a fundamental resource for teachers and students of geology, as well as researchers and non-geology professionals seeking up-to-date reviews of geologic research. Provides a comprehensive and accessible one-stop shop for information on the subject of geology, explaining methodologies and technical jargon used in the field Highlights connections between geology and other physical and biological sciences, tackling research problems that span multiple fields Fills a critical gap of information in a field that has seen significant progress in past years Presents an ideal reference for a wide range of scientists in earth and environmental areas of study

Geologic Time Scale 2020

Geologic Time Scale 2020
Author: Felix M. Gradstein,James G. Ogg,Mark D. Schmitz,Gabi M. Ogg
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 1393
Release: 2020
ISBN: 0128243619
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geologic Time Scale 2020 Book Excerpt:

Geologic Time Scale 2020 (2 volume set) contains contributions from 80+ leading scientists who present syntheses in an easy-to-understand format that includes numerous color charts, maps and photographs. In addition to detailed overviews of chronostratigraphy, evolution, geochemistry, sequence stratigraphy and planetary geology, the GTS2020 volumes have separate chapters on each geologic period with compilations of the history of divisions, the current GSSPs (global boundary stratotypes), detailed bio-geochem-sequence correlation charts, and derivation of the age models. The authors are on the forefront of chronostratigraphic research and initiatives surrounding the creation of an international geologic time scale. The included charts display the most up-to-date, international standard as ratified by the International Commission on Stratigraphy and the International Union of Geological Sciences. As the framework for deciphering the history of our planet Earth, this book is essential for practicing Earth Scientists and academics. • Completely updated geologic time scale • Provides the most detailed integrated geologic time scale available that compiles and synthesize information in one reference • Gives insights on the construction, strengths and limitations of the geological time scale that greatly enhances its function and its utility

The Planets

The Planets
Author: DK
Publsiher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2014-09-01
ISBN: 0241186765
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Planets Book Excerpt:

See the Solar System like never before The Planets is an awe-inspiring and informative journey through the Solar System, with all-new 3D globes and models built using the latest data gathered by NASA and the European Space Agency that can be viewed from any angle and layer by layer. You can even move in for a closer look with 3D terrain models that take you on a trip to the surfaces of the rocky planets. As well as covering the Sun, the planets, hundreds of moons and thousands of asteroids and comets, The Planets includes all the major Solar System missions, right up to the latest Mars rovers. Timelines explore our relationship with each planet and infographics present fascinating Solar System facts and planet facts. The Planets is ideal for anyone interested in space exploration and all armchair astronauts or astronomers.

The Tectonic Plates are Moving

The Tectonic Plates are Moving
Author: Roy Livermore
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 493
Release: 2018
ISBN: 0198717865
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Tectonic Plates are Moving Book Excerpt:

"This book explains modern plate tectonics in a non-technical manner; showing not only how it accounts for phenomena such as great earthquakes, tsunami, and volcanic eruptions, but also how it controls conditions of the Earth's surface, including global geography and climate. ... Beginning with the publication of a short article in Nature by Vine and Matthews, the book traces the development of plate tectonics during two generations of the theory. First-generation plate tectonics covers the exciting scientific revolution of the 1960s and 1970s, its heroes and villains. The second generation includes the rapid expansion in sonar, and seismic satellite technologies during the 1980s and 1990s that provided a truly global view of the plates and their motions, and an appreciation of the role of the plates in the Earth's 'system.' The final chapters bring us to the cutting edge of the science: describing the latest results friom studies using technologies such as seismic tomography and high-pressure physics to probe the deep interior."--Back cover.

The Pluto System After New Horizons

The Pluto System After New Horizons
Author: S. Alan Stern
Publsiher: University of Arizona Press
Total Pages: 684
Release: 2021-08-10
ISBN: 0816540942
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Pluto System After New Horizons Book Excerpt:

Once perceived as distant, cold, dark, and seemingly unknowable, Pluto had long been marked as the farthest and most unreachable frontier for solar system exploration. The Pluto System After New Horizons is the benchmark research compendium for synthesizing our understanding of the Pluto system. This volume reviews the work of researchers who have spent the last five years assimilating the data returned from New Horizons and the first full scientific synthesis of this fascinating system.

Reading Terrestrial Planet Evolution in Isotopes and Element Measurements

Reading Terrestrial Planet Evolution in Isotopes and Element Measurements
Author: Helmut Lammer,Bernard Marty,Aubrey Zerkle,Michel Blanc,Hugh O'Neill,Thorsten Kleine
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 445
Release: 2022-06-17
ISBN: 9789402420968
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reading Terrestrial Planet Evolution in Isotopes and Element Measurements Book Excerpt:

This volume takes an interdisciplinary approach to the evolution of terrestrial planets, addressing the topic from the perspectives of planetary sciences, geochemistry, geophysics and biology, and solar and astrophysics. The review papers analyze the chemical, isotopic and elemental evolution of the early Solar System, with specific emphasis on Venus, Earth, and Mars. They discuss how these factors contribute to our understanding of accretion timescales, volatile delivery, the origin of the Moon and the evolution of atmospheres and water inventories of terrestrial planets. Also explored are plate tectonic formation, the origin of nitrogen atmospheres and the prospects for exoplanet habitability.The papers are forward-looking as well, considering the importance of future space missions for understanding terrestrial planet evolution in the Solar System and beyond. Overall, this volume shall be useful for academic and professional audiences across a range of scientific disciplines. Previously published in Space Science Reviews in the Topical Collection "Reading Terrestrial Planet Evolution in Isotopes and Element Measurements"

Planetary Exploration Through Year 2000

Planetary Exploration Through Year 2000
Author: NASA Advisory Council. Solar System Exploration Committee
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 92
Release: 1988
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Astronautics in astronomy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Planetary Exploration Through Year 2000 Book Excerpt:

Enceladus and the Icy Moons of Saturn

Enceladus and the Icy Moons of Saturn
Author: Paul M. Schenk,Roger N. Clark,Carly J. A. Howett,Anne J. Verbiscer,J. Hunter Waite
Publsiher: University of Arizona Press
Total Pages: 535
Release: 2018-11-27
ISBN: 0816537070
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Enceladus and the Icy Moons of Saturn Book Excerpt:

With active geysers coating its surface with dazzlingly bright ice crystals, Saturn’s large moon Enceladus is one of the most enigmatic worlds in our solar system. Underlying this activity are numerous further discoveries by the Cassini spacecraft, tantalizing us with evidence that Enceladus harbors a subsurface ocean of liquid water. Enceladus is thus newly realized as a forefront candidate among potentially habitable ocean worlds in our own solar system, although it is only one of a family of icy moons orbiting the giant ringed planet, each with its own story. As a new volume in the Space Science Series, Enceladus and the Icy Moons of Saturn brings together nearly eighty of the world’s top experts writing more than twenty chapters to set the foundation for what we currently understand, while building the framework for the highest-priority questions to be addressed through ongoing spacecraft exploration. Topics include the physics and processes driving the geologic and geophysical phenomena of icy worlds, including, but not limited to, ring-moon interactions, interior melting due to tidal heating, ejection and reaccretion of vapor and particulates, ice tectonics, and cryovolcanism. By contextualizing each topic within the profusion of puzzles beckoning from among Saturn’s many dozen moons, Enceladus and the Icy Moons of Saturn synthesizes planetary processes on a broad scale to inform and propel both seasoned researchers and students toward achieving new advances in the coming decade and beyond.

Handbook of Astrobiology

Handbook of Astrobiology
Author: Vera M. Kolb
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 866
Release: 2018-12-07
ISBN: 1351661116
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Astrobiology Book Excerpt:

Choice Recommended Title, August 2019 Read an exclusive interview with Professor Vera Kolb here. Astrobiology is the study of the origin, evolution, distribution, and future of life on Earth. This exciting and significant field of research also investigates the potential existence and search for extra-terrestrial life in the Solar System and beyond. This is the first handbook in this burgeoning and interdisciplinary field. Edited by Vera Kolb, a highly respected astrobiologist, this comprehensive resource captures the history and current state of the field. Rich in information and easy to use, it assumes basic knowledge and provides answers to questions from practitioners and specialists in the field, as well as providing key references for further study. Features: Fills an important gap in the market, providing a comprehensive overview of the field Edited by an authority in the subject, with chapters written by experts in the many diverse areas that comprise astrobiology Contains in-depth and broad coverage of an exciting field that will only grow in importance in the decades ahead