Books » Author » Athena Coustenis
By Coustenis, Athena; Taylor, Fredric William
Because of its resemblance to our own planet, Titan is often described as a frozen primitive Earth and is therefore of interest to scientists and laypersons from a range of backgrounds. This book presents comprehensive description of Titan, the satellite of planet Saturn.
School & Public Library Accounts - please log in
This volume explores one of the most mysterious bodies of the Solar System. The largest satellite of the giant planet Saturn, Titan is unique in being the only known moon with a thick atmosphere. In addition its atmosphere bears a close resemblance to the Earth's, albeit much col...der.Read more
Add to Basket
Edited by Coustenis, Athena; Rodrigo, Rafael; Spohn, Tilman; Hand, Kevin P.; Hayes, Alexander
This collection of scientific papers provides a state-of-the-art look at current knowledge on ocean worlds in our solar system and beyond. It is the result of a collaborative effort by scientists studying both terrestrial and extraterrestrial oceans, and analyzes the emergence of... life and its survival on Earth as well as other potentially habitable planets and moons. The papers examine the more remote provinces of our solar system, focusing on the icy moons of the giant planets, like Europa and Titan, as well as bodies like Ceres and putative extrasolar ocean worlds. Their potential for subsurface liquid water oceans are explored, as is as their astrobiological potential. The collection also takes a look at Earth's own oceans, which offer important clues for the investigation of other ocean worlds. In addition, the collection addresses the outstanding key scientific questions and measurements, technologies and laboratory experiments necessary for the exploration of ocean worlds known today. Previously published in Space Science Reviews in the Topical Collection Ocean WorldsRead more
Subscribe now to be the first to hear about specials and upcoming releases.
Copyright © 2020 Wheelers Books
· All rights reserved