Earth and Mars

  • Filename: earth-and-mars.
  • ISBN: 9780816500383
  • Release Date: 2015-10-22
  • Number of pages: 180
  • Author: Stephen E. Strom
  • Publisher: University of Arizona Press

"Earth and Mars relates in images and words the life story of two planets: both born in the dusty disk surrounding the young sun; each shaped by volcanic activity, wind, and water; but only one home to life"--Provided by publisher.

Energy Resources for Human Settlement in the Solar System and Earth s Future in Space

  • Filename: energy-resources-for-human-settlement-in-the-solar-system-and-earth-s-future-in-space.
  • ISBN: 9780891813828
  • Release Date: 2013-03-14
  • Number of pages: 213
  • Author: William A. Ambrose
  • Publisher: AAPG

The book's purpose is to provide the quantitative foundation for beginning to think about developing energy and minerals outside of Earth's atmosphere that are necessary to support scientific missions, space and extra-terrestrial scientific stations and permanent colonies, and ultimately expand Earth's economy beyond the near-earth environment to include space resources. We cannot envision a situation where all resources required for future space activities are exported from Earth, therefore, this book clearly illustrates that an effective economy is possible beyond Earth's surface when we consider the resources available in near-Earth space. Our first audience is members of AAPG, American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers (AIME) and other professionals engaged in energy and resource development.As energy professionals, we are concerned on a daily basis with providing the necessary energy and minerals required for our growing world population and the increasing standard of living that comes with ample energy availability. And more than anything else, AAPG members are explorers. We are the professionals who have pushed back the boundaries of our resource base, from capturing petroleum resources from surface seeps, to drilling onshore wells to extract oil and gas, and to venturing offshore into increasingly difficult and hostile environments to supply the cheap and abundant energy made available by our advances in technology. There are more similarities than differences between deepwater exploration and development, and space exploration. Beyond our own members, however, our audience is every rational human being who understands human health and well-being, quality of life, education and freedom are dependent on the energy and minerals that support our advanced civilization.Space is the next frontier, and as the world civilization expands beyond Earth's surface we hope this publication serves to illustrate there are abundant opportunities to support and maintain - and in fact, allow to prosper - civilization's expansion into space -- Publisher's website.


  • Filename: mars.
  • ISBN: 0816512574
  • Release Date: 1992-01
  • Number of pages: 1498
  • Author: Hugh H. Kieffer
  • Publisher: University of Arizona Press

The planet Mars has been a subject of wonder for millennia, as attested by its place in mythology, by later speculation about its canals, and by the scientific and public excitement over the Viking mission. Although the scientific literature about the planet is voluminous, no comprehensive treatment of the results of modern spacecraft exploration has yet been made available. This volume fills that gap by providing a summary of what is presently known about Mars and identifying many puzzles such as polar cap variance, occurrence of dust storms, and the possible location of water. The introductory chapter cites questions, controversies, and milestones in the study of Mars, and also includes an annotated book list, basic data about the planet, and a guide to Martian seasons. A chapter on telescopic observation credits the contributions made by many amateurs that have advanced our knowledge of variations observed on Mars. A chapter on spacecraft exploration, by an American and a Russian author who have participated in all Mars missions, includes a revelation of an additional Soviet attempt. Twenty-nine technical articles cover geophysics; bedrock geology; surface; atmosphere; exosphere and magnetic field; and climate history. Two chapters address the search for life on Mars; three concluding chapters consider the Martian satellites. An indispensable reference for scientists, Mars will also serve as a complete sourcebook for serious amateur astronomers.

Trajectories of Artificial Celestial Bodies as Determined from Observations Trajectoires des Corps Celestes Artificiels D termin es D apr s les Observations

  • Filename: trajectories-of-artificial-celestial-bodies-as-determined-from-observations-trajectoires-des-corps-celestes-artificiels-d-termin-es-d-apr-s-les-observations.
  • ISBN: 9783642493263
  • Release Date: 2012-12-06
  • Number of pages: 265
  • Author: J. Kovalevsky
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

In May 1962 the International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (IUTAM) organized a symposium in Paris on the theory of the movement of the Earth's artificial satellites designated to confront the results of the first spatial experiences with the mechanical point of view. The papers submitted during this meeting have been published in 1963 in a collection entitled "Dynamics of Satellites" by Springer Verlag. During the last three years the importance of studies pertaining to the dynamics of artificial satellites has continued to increase, and many results due to observations have led to a deeper knowledge of the field of forces in which these objects move, particularly the field of gravitation of the Earth, the forces due to pressure of radiation, friction of the atmosphere, etc . . . A new symposium seemed therefore suitable to determine these recent advances. However, this time it appeared appropriate to consider it more from the point of view of the interpretation obtained from the results of observations (determination of orbits and forces existing) than from the point of view of the theory of motion. For this reason the complete title of the second symposium is as follows: "Trajectories of Artificial Celestial Bodies, as Determined from Observations".

The Martian Chronicles

  • Filename: the-martian-chronicles.
  • ISBN: 9781451678192
  • Release Date: 2012-04-17
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: Ray Bradbury
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster

The tranquility of Mars is disrupted by humans who want to conquer space, colonize the planet, and escape a doomed Earth.


  • Filename: cosmos.
  • ISBN: STANFORD:36105116265963
  • Release Date: 1852
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Alexander von Humboldt
  • Publisher:

Planets and Moons

  • Filename: planets-and-moons.
  • ISBN: 9780444535740
  • Release Date: 2010-05-20
  • Number of pages: 7000
  • Author: Tilman Spohn
  • Publisher: Newnes

Planets and Moons covers topics relating to the physics of the major planetary bodies in the solar system, starting with an introductory description of the solar system and collection of pertinent data, continuing with a discussion of the early history of the planets, and finishing with articles about planet dynamics, thermal evolution of planets and satellites, and descriptions of their magnetic fields and the processes that generate them. In addition to providing a review on the solid planets and the satellites, this volume addresses the interactions of solid surfaces and atmospheres as well as the roles of water and ice in shaping the surfaces of planetary bodies. Self-contained volume starts with an overview of the subject then explores each topic with in depth detail Extensive reference lists and cross references with other volumes to facilitate further research Full-color figures and tables support the text and aid in understanding Content suited for both the expert and non-expert

Atlas of Venus

  • Filename: atlas-of-venus.
  • ISBN: 0521496527
  • Release Date: 1997-05-28
  • Number of pages: 143
  • Author: Peter Cattermole
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press

A combination of striking photos and lucid prose, this volume brings this mysterious planet to life. Well-known astronomers Peter Cattermole and Patrick Moore place Venus in the solar system and explain what information telescope observation has yielded. They then take us on a space-age trip to Venus exhibiting observations from orbiting space craft and probes, and, most significantly, the data-laden Magellan mission. An abundance of colorful illustrations showcase Venus' fascinating topography, including impact craters, highland massifs, and plains. The text is rounded out by a history of this intriguing planet and a gazetteer of Venusian place names. Several useful appendices of data complement the atlas. This book will delight amateur astonomers and will also serve as a helpful reference to professional astronomers and planetary scientists.

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