Vision and Voyages for Planetary Science in the Decade 2013-2022
Publisher: National Academy of Sciences 2011
Number of pages: 410
This book surveys the current state of knowledge of the solar system and recommends a suite of planetary science flagship missions for the decade 2013-2022 that could provide a steady stream of important new discoveries about the solar system.
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by Andrew N. Youdin, Scott J. Kenyon - arXiv
The text covers the theory of planet formation with an emphasis on the physical processes relevant to current research. After summarizing empirical constraints from astronomical data we describe the structure and evolution of protoplanetary disks.
by David Morrison, Jane Samz - NASA
Few missions of planetary exploration have provided such rewards of insight and surprise as the Voyager flybys of Jupiter. Some of the spirit of excitement and connection is captured in this volume. Its senior author was a member of the Imaging Team.
by Michael H. Carr - NASA
The knowledge gained through space exploration is leading to the new science of comparative planetology. This book outlines the geologic history of the terrestrial planets in light of recent exploration and the revolution in geologic thinking.
by Matthew S. Tiscareno - arXiv
Understanding of disks in general can be enhanced by understanding the dynamical processes observed at close-range planetary rings. We review the known ring systems of the four giant planets, and the prospects for ring systems yet to be discovered.