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Worlds Beyond

Worlds Beyond
The Thrill of Planetary Exploration as told by Leading Experts

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  • Editor: S. Alan Stern, Southwest Research Institute, Boulder, Colorado
Alan Stern, J. Kelly Beatty, William K. Hartmann, Michael Zolensky, Robert G. Strom, Harrison H. Schmitt, Robin M. Canup, Matthew P. Golombek, Richard P. Binzel, Christopher P. McKay
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  • Date Published: May 2003
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521520010

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  • With the development of space-travel, we have begun to explore worlds beyond Earth. Ten planetary scientists have come together to describe their favourite planet, what they have discovered, and what drives them to explore. Each tells a personal story, ranging across the breadth of the solar system - from hellish Mercury to the snows of Pluto; from telescopic to robotic exploration; from adventures in Antarctica to painting planetary landscapes; from the frustrations of failure to the joys of success. Worlds Beyond is the third in a series of extraordinary books bringing together leading space scientists to describe their work. Our Worlds was the first of its kind in revealing the inner motivations of planetary scientists. In Our Universe, leading astronomers and cosmologists explored the vastness of the Universe itself. Now with Worlds Beyond we return to our home - the solar system - to visit those fascinating new worlds beyond our own.

    • Accessible contributions written by leading experts
    • Provides a unique insight into what drives world-class planetary scientists
    • Reveals the wonders and achievements of cutting-edge planetary science
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    • Date Published: May 2003
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521520010
    • length: 174 pages
    • dimensions: 247 x 174 x 13 mm
    • weight: 0.433kg
    • contains: 22 b/w illus. 14 colour illus. 3 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction Alan Stern
    1. Dateline: the planets J. Kelly Beatty
    2. Planetary science with a paintbrush in hand William K. Hartmann
    3. Chasing new meteorites, or finding Heaven on Earth Michael Zolensky
    4. Mercury: the inner frontier Robert G. Strom
    5. Return to the Moon! Harrison H. Schmitt
    6. Making moons Robin M. Canup
    7. To rove on the Red Planet Matthew P. Golombek
    8. To the asteroids and beyond! Richard P. Binzel
    9. Titan: a moon with an atmosphere Christopher P. McKay
    10. Seasons at the edge of night Alan Stern.

  • Editor

    S. Alan Stern, Southwest Research Institute, Boulder, Colorado
    Alan Stern is director of the Space Studies Department of the Southwest Research Institute, and Principal Investigator of NASA's Pluto-Kuiper Belt Mission, New Horizons.

    Contributors

    Alan Stern, J. Kelly Beatty, William K. Hartmann, Michael Zolensky, Robert G. Strom, Harrison H. Schmitt, Robin M. Canup, Matthew P. Golombek, Richard P. Binzel, Christopher P. McKay

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