by Max Fairbairn
The text covers principles of planetary photometry (radiance and the equation of transfer, diffuse reflection and transmission, reflectance functions, diffuse reflection and transmission, radiances of planetary spheres), albedo (scattering and absorption, single-scattering and normal albedo, net flux and exitance, hemispherical albedo, Gaussian triple integral algorithm), a brief history of the Lommel-Seeliger law.
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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 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.
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 Jonathan P. Williams, Lucas A. Cieza - arXiv
Flattened disks of cool dust and gas are found around almost all low mass stars shortly after their birth. This review addresses observations of the outer parts of protoplanetary disks with a focus on recent infrared and (sub-)millimeter results.