Planetary Science: A Lunar Perspective
by Stuart Ross Taylor
Publisher: Lunar and Planetary Institute 1982
The technical triumph of manned landings on the Moon and the return of samples from the lunar surface has provided scientists with a unique opportunity to advance our understanding of the nature, evolution and origin of the solar system.
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- 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.
The Solar System comprises the Sun and its planetary system, 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.
by Geoffrey A. Blake - California Institute of Technology
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