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By Tilman Spohn

Planets and Moons covers themes when it comes to the physics of the foremost planetary our bodies within the sunlight method, beginning with an introductory description of the sunlight process and choice of pertinent info, carrying on with with a dialogue of the early historical past of the planets, and completing with articles approximately planet dynamics, thermal evolution of planets and satellites, and outlines in their magnetic fields and the strategies that generate them. as well as supplying a assessment at the sturdy planets and the satellites, this quantity addresses the interactions of good surfaces and atmospheres in addition to the jobs of water and ice in shaping the surfaces of planetary bodies. Self-contained quantity begins with an outline of the topic then explores each one subject with intensive detailExtensive reference lists and pass references with different volumes to facilitate extra researchFull-color figures and tables help the textual content and relief in understandingContent fitted to either the professional and non-expert

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A Moon did not form around Mercury because of the closeness to the Sun. Giant impacts may also affect the rotation and it has been proposed that Venus’ retrograde rotation may thus be explained. Similar explanations have been brought forward for Uranus. 10 Concluding Remarks With this overview we have tried to take the reader on a tour through the solar system and provide the stage for the detailed articles in the remainder of the volume. The planets are largely of solar composition but differ in their depletion in volatile elements.

2006). , 2006) provide additional persuasive evidence for the formation of a rock core and ice mantle inside this body. While not definitive in themselves, surface geologic and compositional data help to constrain models of planetary and satellite interiors, especially when more quantitative observations are limited. 8 Material Properties There are only a few kimberlite rock samples brought to the Earth’s surface by violent volcanic eruptions that directly probe the deep interior of a terrestrial planet.

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