Item description for The Solar System (Astronomy and Astrophysics Library) by Therese Encrenaz, Jean-Pierre Bibring, Michel Blanc, Marie-Antonietta Barucci, Francoise Roques & Philippe Zarka...
This text treats our knowledge of the solar system from an astrophysical point of view. Part 1 deals with the formation of the solar system and its interaction with the interplanetary medium. Part 2 presents its various objects: planets and satellites, asteroids, comets, trans-neptunian objects and interplanetary dust. The final sections on extrasolar planetary systems and on the search for life in the Universeround off an introduction to a fieldthat has grown dramatically following the space missions of the last twenty years.
Over the last decade many exciting observations have helped to reshape our understanding of the solar system and planetary science. Inthe third corrected and revised edition of this classic on the astrophysics of our solar system, students and lecturers in astronomy and planetary science as well as planet observers will find a mine of up-to-date information.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.8" Width: 6.25" Height: 9.25" Weight: 2.2 lbs.
Release Date Mar 19, 2004
ISBN 3540002413 ISBN13 9783540002413
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More About Therese Encrenaz, Jean-Pierre Bibring, Michel Blanc, Marie-Antonietta Barucci, Francoise Roques & Philippe Zarka
Therese Encrenaz is Senior Director of Research at CNRS and an astrophysicist at LESIA, Paris Observatory. She has been involved in many planetary space missions and has been a Mission Scientist of the European ISO (Infrared Space Observatory) mission. She has chaired the Science Advisory Committee of CNES for the exploration of the Universe. She is currently a member of the E-ELT Project Science Team and is also serving as Vice-President of the Scientific Council of the Region Ile de France. Dr Encrenaz is the author of more than 250 refereed articles, a few lecture books and a dozen of popular books. She has received several awards including the Silver Medal of CNRS and the David Bates Medal of the European Geophysical Union.
Therese Encrenaz has an academic affiliation as follows - Observatoire de Paris, Meudon.