Ice, Rock, and Beauty - A Visual Tour of the New Solar System

Ice, Rock, and Beauty - A Visual Tour of the New Solar System

von: David Brodie

Springer-Verlag, 2007

ISBN: 9780387731032 , 134 Seiten

Format: PDF, OL

Kopierschutz: Wasserzeichen

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  • Physics of Automatic Target Recognition
    Non-Linear Dynamics Near and Far from Equilibrium
    Phase Transitions of Simple Systems
    Quantum Theory of Conducting Matter - Newtonian Equations of Motion for a Bloch Electron
    Photonic Crystal Fibers - Properties and Applications
    Many Body Structure of Strongly Interacting Systems - Refereed and Selected Contributions from the Symposium '20 Years of Physics at the Mainz Microtron MAMI'
  • NMR-MRI, µSR and Mössbauer Spectroscopies in Molecular Magnets
    Micromachined Thin-Film Sensors for SOI-CMOS Co-Integration
    Tensors - The Mathematics of Relativity Theory and Continuum Mechanics
    Next Generation Intelligent Optical Networks - From Access to Backbone
    Econophysics of Markets and Business Networks
    Time-Resolved Spectroscopy in Complex Liquids - An Experimental Perspective

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Ice, Rock, and Beauty - A Visual Tour of the New Solar System


Although most people have some knowledge of the essential structure of the Solar System, few are familiar with the large and varied array of objects that travel with and between the planets in their journeys around the Sun.
Imaging techniques from Earth continue to improve, while missions such as Voyager, Galileo and the Hubble Space Telescope have yielded many excellent images. Most significantly of all, several missions in recent years have shown a huge diversity of objects in close-up for the first time. The book will take advantage of the rich pool of images that is available, to tell a story of the Solar System that has not been told before.
Smaller Bodies will be a collection of approximately 72 stunning images, all from the public domain but not hitherto gathered into a coherent collection, with supporting text and graphics. Each main image will be accompanied by a graphic showing the location in the Solar System of the featured object. All of these graphics will be based in a simple template providing a simple representation of the Solar System. Text will not be extensive, allowing page design to have a high priority, and will be of three kinds. 'Main text' (approximately 200 words) will provide stimulating introduction and some key ideas. Text headed 'The object(s)' (25-75 words) will provide a brief description of featured objects. Text headed 'The image' (25-75 words) will provide information on the source of the image and some brief technical information where required (such as in describing use of false color).
The book is intended for anybody who lives in solar orbit and takes a general interest in the solar neighborhood.

David Brodie is the author of several successful educational textbooks and his travel writing has been published in the national press. He has initiated and run 'art-science' projects on neuroscience and on particle physics, resulting in significant national exhibitions.