An Overview of the Solar System
Publisher: Wikipedia 2013
The Solar System comprises the Sun and its planetary system of eight planets, as well as a number of dwarf planets, satellites, and other objects that orbit the Sun. It formed 4.6 billion years ago from the gravitational collapse of a giant molecular cloud.
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by Hannes Alfven, Gustaf Arrhenius - NASA
A realistic attempt to reconstruct the early history of the solar system. The authors chose a procedure which reduces speculation as much as possible and connects the evolutionary models as closely as possible to experiment and observation.
by Bevan M French - Lunar and Planetary Institute
A detailed introduction to impact processes, crater formation, and shock metamorphism. The book is intended for geoscientists of all kinds: students, professors and professional geologists who may encounter an impact structure in the field area.
Mars Science Laboratory is a robotic space probe mission to Mars launched by NASA, which landed a rover Curiosity. The objectives include investigating Mars' habitability, studying its climate and geology, and collecting data for a manned mission.
- Pergamon Press
The theme of this book is the study of basaltic volcanism on the terrestrial planets as a stage in planetary evolution: to use the eruption of lava from the interior of a planet as evidence of the thermal and chemical processes of the planet.