Planetary Tectonism across the Solar System

Planetary Tectonism across the Solar System, Volume Two in the Comparative Planetology series, addresses key questions surrounding planetary tectonism, such our understanding of the global contraction of Mercury, the formation of giant rift zones on Saturn’s icy moons, or the tesserated terrain on Venus. It makes connections to Earth, such as how deformation on Mercury is both similar and different, and how to apply theoretical considerations behind plate tectonics on Earth to other planets. The book offers an up-to-date, accessible and comprehensive discussion of the major tectonic processes and landforms that shape and drive the evolution of planets, moons and smaller bodies. By placing a singular emphasis on comparing tectonic processes and landforms on all relevant Solar System bodies, with the explicit objective of providing a systems-level understanding of this widespread phenomenon, this book is ideal for anyone studying planetary tectonism. Includes an introduction that places the book in the context of the larger Comparative Planetology series Compares tectonic processes on all relevant Solar System bodies, providing a systems-level understanding of this widespread phenomenon that shapes and drives the evolution of planets, moons and smaller bodies Features over 100 color illustrations and charts to better convey concepts Offers additional online content, including figures, animations, videos and interviews with contributing authors

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  • Author : Christian Klimczak
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 400 pages
  • ISBN : 0128165367
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Planetary Tectonism across the Solar System

Planetary Tectonism across the Solar System
  • Author : Christian Klimczak,Geoffrey C. Collins,Paul K. Byrne
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 01 May 2020
GET THIS BOOKPlanetary Tectonism across the Solar System

Planetary Tectonism across the Solar System, Volume Two in the Comparative Planetology series, addresses key questions surrounding planetary tectonism, such our understanding of the global contraction of Mercury, the formation of giant rift zones on Saturn’s icy moons, or the tesserated terrain on Venus. It makes connections to Earth, such as how deformation on Mercury is both similar and different, and how to apply theoretical considerations behind plate tectonics on Earth to other planets. The book offers an up-to-date,

Volcanism and Tectonism Across the Inner Solar System

Volcanism and Tectonism Across the Inner Solar System
  • Author : T. Platz,M. Massironi,P.K. Byrne,H. Hiesinger
  • Publisher : Geological Society of London
  • Release : 05 January 2015
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Volcanism and tectonism are the dominant endogenic means by which planetary surfaces change. This book aims to encompass the broad range in character of volcanism, tectonism, faulting and associated interactions observed on planetary bodies across the inner solar system - a region that includes Mercury, Venus, Earth, the Moon, Mars and asteroids. The diversity and breadth of landforms produced by volcanic and tectonic processes is enormous, and varies across the inner solar system bodies. As a result, the selection of

Planetary Tectonics

Planetary Tectonics
  • Author : Thomas R. Watters,Richard A. Schultz
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 09 May 2021
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This book is an essential reference volume that surveys tectonic landforms on solid bodies throughout the Solar System.

Vision and Voyages for Planetary Science in the Decade 2013-2022

Vision and Voyages for Planetary Science in the Decade 2013-2022
  • Author : National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Space Studies Board,Committee on the Planetary Science Decadal Survey
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release : 30 January 2012
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In recent years, planetary science has seen a tremendous growth in new knowledge. Deposits of water ice exist at the Moon's poles. Discoveries on the surface of Mars point to an early warm wet climate, and perhaps conditions under which life could have emerged. Liquid methane rain falls on Saturn's moon Titan, creating rivers, lakes, and geologic landscapes with uncanny resemblances to Earth's. Vision and Voyages for Planetary Science in the Decade 2013-2022 surveys the current state of knowledge of

Enceladus and the Icy Moons of Saturn

Enceladus and the Icy Moons of Saturn
  • Author : Paul M. Schenk,Roger N. Clark,Carly J. A. Howett,Anne J. Verbiscer,J. Hunter Waite
  • Publisher : University of Arizona Press
  • Release : 27 November 2018
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With active geysers coating its surface with dazzlingly bright ice crystals, Saturn’s large moon Enceladus is one of the most enigmatic worlds in our solar system. Underlying this activity are numerous further discoveries by the Cassini spacecraft, tantalizing us with evidence that Enceladus harbors a subsurface ocean of liquid water. Enceladus is thus newly realized as a forefront candidate among potentially habitable ocean worlds in our own solar system, although it is only one of a family of icy

How to Find a Habitable Planet

How to Find a Habitable Planet
  • Author : James Kasting
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 09 May 2021
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Ever since Carl Sagan first predicted that extraterrestrial civilizations must number in the millions, the search for life on other planets has gripped our imagination. Is Earth so rare that advanced life forms like us--or even the simplest biological organisms--are unique to the universe? How to Find a Habitable Planet describes how scientists are testing Sagan's prediction, and demonstrates why Earth may not be so rare after all. James Kasting has worked closely with NASA in its mission to detect

An Astrobiology Strategy for the Search for Life in the Universe

An Astrobiology Strategy for the Search for Life in the Universe
  • Author : National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Space Studies Board,Committee on Astrobiology Science Strategy for the Search for Life in the Universe
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release : 20 April 2019
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Astrobiology is the study of the origin, evolution, distribution, and future of life in the universe. It is an inherently interdisciplinary field that encompasses astronomy, biology, geology, heliophysics, and planetary science, including complementary laboratory activities and field studies conducted in a wide range of terrestrial environments. Combining inherent scientific interest and public appeal, the search for life in the solar system and beyond provides a scientific rationale for many current and future activities carried out by the National Aeronautics and

Planetology

Planetology
  • Author : Tom Jones,Ellen Renee Stofan
  • Publisher : National Geographic Books
  • Release : 09 May 2021
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Explores the contrasts and similarities between Earth and its planetary neighbors, tracing the history of the solar system and the natural forces and processes that have shaped nearby planets and moons.

Exploring Organic Environments in the Solar System

Exploring Organic Environments in the Solar System
  • Author : National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Space Studies Board,Task Group on Organic Environments in the Solar System
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release : 09 March 2007
GET THIS BOOKExploring Organic Environments in the Solar System

The sources, distributions, and transformation of organic compounds in the solar system are active study areas as a means to provide information about the evolution of the solar system and the possibilities of life elsewhere in the universe. There are many organic synthesis processes, however, and ambiguity surrounds the relative effectiveness of these processes in explaining the distribution of organic compounds in the solar system. As a consequence, NASA directed the NRC to determine what processes account for the reduced

A Framework for K-12 Science Education

A Framework for K-12 Science Education
  • Author : National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Science Education,Committee on a Conceptual Framework for New K-12 Science Education Standards
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release : 28 February 2012
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Science, engineering, and technology permeate nearly every facet of modern life and hold the key to solving many of humanity's most pressing current and future challenges. The United States' position in the global economy is declining, in part because U.S. workers lack fundamental knowledge in these fields. To address the critical issues of U.S. competitiveness and to better prepare the workforce, A Framework for K-12 Science Education proposes a new approach to K-12 science education that will capture

Forging the Future of Space Science

Forging the Future of Space Science
  • Author : National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board,Space Studies Board
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release : 08 March 2010
GET THIS BOOKForging the Future of Space Science

From September 2007 to June 2008 the Space Studies Board conducted an international public seminar series, with each monthly talk highlighting a different topic in space and Earth science. The principal lectures from the series are compiled in Forging the Future of Space Science. The topics of these events covered the full spectrum of space and Earth science research, from global climate change, to the cosmic origins of life, to the exploration of the Moon and Mars, to the scientific research required

Lunar Sourcebook

Lunar Sourcebook
  • Author : Grant Heiken,David Vaniman,Bevan M. French
  • Publisher : CUP Archive
  • Release : 26 April 1991
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The only work to date to collect data gathered during the American and Soviet missions in an accessible and complete reference of current scientific and technical information about the Moon.

The Mars Mystery

The Mars Mystery
  • Author : Graham Hancock
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Release : 11 August 2010
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An asteroid transformed Mars from a lush planet with rivers and oceans into a bleak and icy hell. Is Earth condemned to the same fate, or can we protect ourselves and our planet from extinction? In his most riveting and revealing book yet, Graham Hancock examines the evidence that the barren Red Planet was once home to a lush environment of flowing rivers, lakes, and oceans. Could Mars have sustained life and civilization? Megaliths found on the parched shores of