An Overview of the Solar System
Publisher: Wikipedia 2013
The Solar System comprises the Sun and its planetary system of eight planets, as well as a number of dwarf planets, satellites, and other objects that orbit the Sun. It formed 4.6 billion years ago from the gravitational collapse of a giant molecular cloud.
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- National Academy of Sciences
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 David A. Kring - Lunar and Planetary Institute
This guidebook provides a trail-oriented geological tour of the Barringer Meteorite Crater, Arizona. The geological processes involved in the formation of the crater have been broken down into a series of discrete topics.
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