From Disks to Planets
by Andrew N. Youdin, Scott J. Kenyon
Publisher: arXiv 2012
Number of pages: 70
This pedagogical chapter covers the theory of planet formation, with an emphasis on the physical processes relevant to current research. After summarizing empirical constraints from astronomical and geophysical data, we describe the structure and evolution of protoplanetary disks. We consider the growth of planetesimals and of larger solid protoplanets, followed by the accretion of planetary atmospheres, including the core accretion instability.
Home page url
Download or read it online for free here:
by Andrew J. Butrica - NASA History Division
A comprehensive history of this surprisingly significant scientific discipline. Quite rigorous and systematic in its methodology, To See the Unseen explores the development of the radar astronomy specialty in the larger community of scientists.
- Pergamon Press
The theme of this book is the study of basaltic volcanism on the terrestrial planets as a stage in planetary evolution: to use the eruption of lava from the interior of a planet as evidence of the thermal and chemical processes of the planet.
by Matthew S. Tiscareno - arXiv
Understanding of disks in general can be enhanced by understanding the dynamical processes observed at close-range planetary rings. We review the known ring systems of the four giant planets, and the prospects for ring systems yet to be discovered.
by George F. Chambers - S. S. McClure Co.
The book presents in a readable, yet soundly scientific, language a popular account of eclipses of the Sun and Moon, and very briefly of certain kindred astronomical phenomena similar to those which operate in connection with eclipses.