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.
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.