Voyager Encounters Jupiter
Publisher: National Aeronautics and Space Administration 1979
Number of pages: 48
Passing by Jupiter and its complex satellite system in 1979, the Voyager spacecraft have collected and returned to Earth an enormous amount of data and information that may prove to be a keystone in understanding our solar system. This publication provides an early look at the Jovian planetary system and contains a selected sample from the more than 30,000 images collected during this phase of the Voyager mission.
Home page url
Download or read it online for free here:
The pictures in this publication are a part of the rich harvest of information returned by Voyager 1. These images are of great beauty as well as great scientific interest, reminding us of the breathtaking dimensions of the solar system we inhabit.
by Geoffrey A. Blake - California Institute of Technology
This course discusses the fundamental aspects of atomic and molecular spectra that enable one to infer physical conditions in astronomical, planetary and terrestrial environments from the analysis of their electromagnetic radiation.
Pioneer 11 made the first flyby of Saturn almost a billion miles from Earth where it came within 13300 miles of the cloud tops. Assembled in this publication is a selection of the pictures returned by Pioneer 11 of Saturn and its largest moon, Titan.
- 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.