by Max Fairbairn
The text covers principles of planetary photometry (radiance and the equation of transfer, diffuse reflection and transmission, reflectance functions, diffuse reflection and transmission, radiances of planetary spheres), albedo (scattering and absorption, single-scattering and normal albedo, net flux and exitance, hemispherical albedo, Gaussian triple integral algorithm), a brief history of the Lommel-Seeliger law.
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by Stuart Ross Taylor - Lunar and Planetary Institute
The technical triumph of manned landings on the Moon and the return of samples from the lunar surface has provided scientists with a unique opportunity to advance our understanding of the nature, evolution and origin of the solar system.
The Solar System comprises the Sun and its planetary system, as well as a number of dwarf planets, satellites, and other objects that orbit the Sun. It formed 4.6 billion years ago from the gravitational collapse of a giant molecular cloud.
by Elbert A. King - The Lunar and Planetary Institute
The origins of chondrules are fundamental problems of most stony meteorites and some planetary surface samples. The contents of this volume are designed to provide the reader with a broad overview of current ideas in this area of research.
by William Sheehan - University of Arizona Press
Sheehan offers an accessible history of the men who collected data about Mars and interpreted it. The central story is the coherent and compelling narrative of Giovanni Schiaparelli, Percival Lowell and the description of the 'canals' of Mars.