Planetary Science: The Science of Planets around Stars, Second Edition
Since the publication of the popular first edition, stellar and planetary scientists have produced numerous new observations, theories, and interpretations, including the "demotion" of our former ninth planet Pluto as a dwarf planet. Covering all of these new discoveries, Planetary Science: The Science of Planets around Stars, Second Edition explai
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angular Appendix Assuming asteroids atmosphere atoms axis become body called centre changes chondrites close comets component composition consider constant contain cooling core corresponding craters decay density depends described direction disk distance Earth eccentricity effect electron elements energy Equation estimate example fall Figure force formation given gives gravitational greater heat hydrogen important increase indicates initial interaction iron Jupiter known less light magnetic field major Mars mass material mean measurements medium meteorites minerals momentum Moon motion moving observed occur orbit origin particles period planet planetary position possible present pressure Problems produced proportion radiation radius range ratio region relative result rocks satellites Saturn seen shown in Figure shows similar Solar System solid speed sphere star structure surface Table temperature theory tidal unit Venus wave wind