by F. Vilas, C. Chapman, M. Matthews
Publisher: University of Arizona Press 1989
Number of pages: 794
Mercury is an extreme planet, and thus it provides a unique benchmark for testing our theories about the origin and evolution of other terrestrial planets. Emphasis is given on the planet's origin, its metal-rich composition, its thermal and geophysical evolution, and its cratering history; these topics are complex and controversial, and this book contains a variety of new perspectives on them.
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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.
by Thomas P. Hansen - NASA
The 1964 Lunar Orbiter program consisted of the investigation of the Moon by five unmanned spacecraft. Its objective was to obtain detailed photographs of the Moon. This document presents information on the location and coverage of all photographs.
The Solar System consists of the Sun and its planetary system of eight planets, their moons, and other non-stellar objects. It formed 4.6 billion years ago from the collapse of a molecular cloud. The majority of the system's mass is in the Sun...
A trans-Neptunian object is any minor planet in the Solar System that orbits the Sun at a greater average distance (semi-major axis) than Neptune. The Kuiper belt, scattered disk, and Oort cloud are conventional divisions of this volume of space.