The authors have put forth great efforts in gathering present day knowledge about different objects within our solar system and universe. This book features the most current information on the subject with information acquired from noted scientists in this area. The main objective is to convey the importance of the subject and provide detailed information on the physical makeup of our planetary system and technologies used for research. Information on educational projects has also been included in the Radio Astronomy chapters.This information is a real plus for students and educators considering a career in Planetary Science or for increasing their knowledge about our planetary system.
Table of Contents
Our Solar Planetary System at a Glance. Is the Solar System Stable? Origin of the Solar System. Hypotheses Concerning the Formation of Solar System. Solar System Exploration Across the Universe. Solar-like Planetary Systems. Detecting Exoplanets and Searching for Habitable Zones in Solar and Extrasolar Planetary Systems. Wonders of the Solar and Extrasolar Planetary Systems. Solar Modulation and the Planetary Global Electric Circuit. Dynamics Atmosphere of the Sun. Plasma Processes of the Sun. Climate Changes in the Solar System. Observed Planetary Climate Changes. Organic Life Limitations in Planetary Systems. Solar Satellites. Spacecraft Facts and Missions. Radio Astronomy and Planetary Observation. Planetary Radio Astronomy Projects.
Professor Asit Baran Bhattacharya is a resident of West Bengal, INDIA. Since February of 2001. He teaches at the University of Kalyani, INDIA (Department of Physics). His career in teaching and research has spanned over 41 years and has been the driving force in students furthering their education. His Post-doctoral research work was done at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts), in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences Division with Prof. E. R. Williams. During his post-doctoral research activity, he worked in close collaboration with Lincoln Lab., including Millstone Hill Observatory/Haystack.
Mr Jeff M Lichtman is the Owner and Founder of Radio Astronomy Supplies (Founded in 1994), and is also the Founder Emeritus of the Society of Amateur Radio Astronomers (1981). His company, RAS, is a worldwide supplier of radio telescopes and related equipment. He has been doing Radio Astronomy since he first became interested in it in 1964. His background includes: Military (US Army 1967-1970) missile electronics in the Nike missile system (radar and launch computer maintenance); Schooling at Redstone Arsenal at Marshall Spaceflight Center, Huntsville, AL and McGregor Missile Range, NM