Jupiter and Saturn

Jupiter and Saturn

Book - 2006
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Explores the relationship between the sun and its orbiters, including the planets, asteroids, meteorites, and comets, and introduces the various space missions that helped the scientific community gain a more thorough understanding of the solar system.

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In antiquity, Jupiter and Saturn formed a part of mankind's understanding of the gods, but toward the end of the Renaissance in the 17th century, the invention of the telescope allowed scientists to reform their ideas about these orbital bodies in the solar system. Because of their immense size and prominence, Jupiter and Saturn were immediate targets for observation by early astronomers.

In a single, informative reference, Jupiter and Saturn discusses what is known and still unknown about Jupiter 400 years later in the development of telescopes and astronomy, as well as Saturn's interior structure, heat production, and magnetic field. This volume also explores the orbital movements of Jupiter in the solar system and its internal and external composition, movements, and temperatures, as well as Saturn's extensive ring system. Perfect for those interested in understanding the science and history behind the exploration of Jupiter and Saturn, this volume provides a detailed look into the geological profiles of these planets as they relate to the rest of the solar system.

Coverage includes:
  • The compositions of Jupiter and Saturn
  • Fundamental facts about Jupiter and Saturn
  • Gravity
  • The interior of Jupiter
  • Magnetic fields
  • Rings and moons
  • Surface appearance and conditions
  • Temperature and pressure.

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Explores the relationship between the Sun and the solar system’s two largest planets, Jupiter and Saturn, from the point of view of a planetary scientist, examining the role of Jupiter and Saturn as recorders of the formation of the solar system.

Publisher: New York : Chelsea House, c2006
Description: xx, 220 p., 8 p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9780816051960
Branch Call Number: 523.45 Elk


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