Solar System Moons

Starting from Mars outward this concise handbook provides thorough information on the satellites of the planets in the solar system.

Author: Jürgen Blunck

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540688532

Category: Science

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Starting from Mars outward this concise handbook provides thorough information on the satellites of the planets in the solar system. Each chapter begins with a section on the discovery and the naming of the planet’s satellites or rings. This is followed by a section presenting the historic sources of those names. The book contains tables with the orbital and physical parameters of all satellites and is illustrated throughout with modern photos of the planets and their moons as well as historical and mythological drawings. The Cyrillic transcriptions of the satellite names are provided in a register. Readers interested in the history of astronomy and its mythological backgrounds will enjoy this beautiful volume.

Moons of the Solar System

This is author Thomas Wm. Hamilton's third astronomy book in the past three years.

Author: Thomas Wm Hamilton

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781625161758

Category: Science

Page: 76

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This is author Thomas Wm. Hamilton's third astronomy book in the past three years. Having worked on the Apollo Project, the retired astronomer has long been fascinated in studying moons. His new book Moons of the Solar System incorporates the latest research and information on dozens of these amazing objects. From Galileo's discoveries in 1610 to the latest returns from the Cassini spacecraft currently working in orbit around Saturn, four centuries of discoveries in the solar system are summarized, complete with the names of scores of people responsible for finding them. The 185 known moons of the planets and dwarf planets are described in great detail, from how they were discovered and by whom, to the facts on their sizes and orbits. The strange and exotic origins of their names also make for amazing stories. You will also learn of the possible dangers faced by human landings in space. About the Author: Thomas Wm. Hamilton taught astronomy for 32 years. He has devoted his efforts since retiring to writing about astronomy as well as two books of science fiction. The author lived most of his life in big cities including San Francisco and New York, "which are about as bad for viewing the sky as living in a cave. The year I spent in New Hampshire was the best time for getting personally acquainted with the night sky. The asteroid 4897 was named by the International Astronomical Union Tomhamilton for me." For more information visit http: //www.planetariumscholars.webs.com. Publisher's website: http: //sbpra.com/ThomasWmHamilton

Moons of Our Solar System

Earth Earth's moon is such a familiar sight that you may not think too much about it. But consider this—Earth's moon is just one of 144 known moons, or satellites, that orbit the planets in our solar system. Each moon has its own ...

Author: Kerri O'Donnell

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781435858596

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Although Earth has only one moon, other planets in our solar system have more. Readers learn about the fascinating features of these other moons.

Moons of the Solar System Revised Second Edition

Incorporating the Latest Discoveries in Our Solar System as well as Suspected Exomoons Thomas Wm. Hamilton. ECLIPSES There are two main types of eclipse, lunar and solar. Both types require that the Moon be near the intersection of its ...

Author: Thomas Wm. Hamilton

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency

ISBN: 9781949483222

Category: Science

Page: 80

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Retired astronomer Thomas Wm. Hamilton has written six books on astronomy. But science always changes. His most recent book, Moons of the Solar System, has just been revised to incorporate the newest research and information on these amazing bodies in the sky. The new title is Moons of the Solar System, Revised Second Edition: Incorporating the Latest Discoveries in Our Solar System as well as Suspected Exomoons. Having once worked on the Apollo Project, the author has long been fascinated in studying moons. From Galileo’s discoveries in 1610, to the latest returns from the Cassini spacecraft in orbit around Saturn, four centuries of discoveries in the solar system are summarized, complete with the names of those responsible for finding them. The 185 known moons of the planets and dwarf planets in the solar system are described in great detail, from how they were discovered, and by whom, to information about their sizes and orbits. The strange and exotic origins of the moons’ names make for astonishing stories. Moons of the Solar System also includes the possible dangers faced by human travel in space.

Moons of the Solar System

For a book about the moons of the Solar System, the two planets closest to the Sun are rather deflating. Mercury and Venus have no moons, but it could be asked why Mercury and Venus have no moons. This should be handled on a ...

Author: James A. Hall III

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319206363

Category: Science

Page: 297

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This book captures the complex world of planetary moons, which are more diverse than Earth's sole satellite might lead you to believe. New missions continue to find more of these planetary satellites, making an up to date guide more necessary than ever. Why do Mercury and Venus have no moons at all? Earth's Moon, of course, is covered in the book with highly detailed maps. Then we move outward to the moons of Mars, then on to many of the more notable asteroid moons, and finally to a list of less-notable ones. All the major moons of the gas giant planets are covered in great detail, while the lesser-known satellites of these worlds are also touched on. Readers will learn of the remarkable trans-Neptunian Objects – Pluto, Eris, Sedna, Quaoar –including many of those that have been given scant attention in the literature. More than just objects to read about, the planets' satellites provide us with important information about the history of the solar system. Projects to help us learn more about the moons are included throughout the book. Most amateur astronomers can name some of the more prominent moons in the solar system, but few are intimately familiar with the full variety that exists in our backyard: 146 and counting. As our understanding of the many bodies in our solar system broadens, this is an invaluable tour of our expanding knowledge of the moons both near and far.

The New Solar System

As NASA celebrates fifty years, this reader-friendly book with 160 full-color illustrations explores the new technologies and discoveries that are showing us an ever more detailed vision of the solar system, in a resource that also includes ...

Author: Patricia Daniels

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9781426204623

Category: Science

Page: 223

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As NASA celebrates fifty years, this reader-friendly book with 160 full-color illustrations explores the new technologies and discoveries that are showing us an ever more detailed vision of the solar system, in a resource that also includes diagrams, maps, essays, sidebars, and fact boxes.

Moons of Our Solar System

Although Earth has only one moon, other planets in our solar system have more. Readers learn about the fascinating features of these other moons.

Author: Kerri O'Donnell

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781435829961

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Although Earth has only one moon, other planets in our solar system have more. Readers learn about the fascinating features of these other moons.

What s Out There Discovering the Solar System Stars Sun Moon and Planets Astronomy Book for Beginners Junior Scholars Edition Children s Astronomy Books

EMCING THE MOONS. M. any groups are working out how humans can leave the Earth and start colonies on other planets or moons in our solar system. Moons like Enceladus, which may have water available, are interesting candidates.

Author: Baby Professor

Publisher: Speedy Publishing LLC

ISBN: 9781541965232

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 240

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Study the stars, moon, sun and planets in this astronomy ebook for beginners. Basic knowledge on astronomy will provide an excellent foundation to the understanding of how life survives on Earth. At the end of this book, your child should be able to identify the key ingredients that make planets livable. Grab a copy today.

The Solar System The Moon

is no air, water or life on the moon. There are a lot of rocks and craters. Craters are big holes in the surface of the moon. They were formed when big meteorites crashed into the moon millions of years ago. The moon's gravity is not as ...

Author: Charlene Homer

Publisher: Classroom Complete Press

ISBN: 9781771673129

Category:

Page: 27

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**This is the chapter slice "The Moon" from the full lesson plan "Solar System"** Thrill young astronomers with a journey through our Solar System. Find out all about the Inner and Outer Planets, the Moon, Stars, Constellations, Asteroids, Meteors and Comets. Using simplified language and vocabulary, concepts such as planetary orbits, the asteroid belt, the lunar cycle and phases of the moon, and shooting stars are all explored. Chocked full of reading passages, comprehension questions, and hands-on activities, our resource is written for remedial students in grades five to eight. Science concepts are presented in a way that makes them accessible to students and easier to understand. Use our resource effectively for whole-class, small group and independent work. Color mini posters, Rubric, Crossword, Word Search, Comprehension Quiz and Answer Key are all included. All of our content meets the Common Core State Standards and are written to Bloom's Taxonomy and STEM initiatives.

Our Solar System the Moon

EARTHANDSPACELevelO/34 Consider This SCIENCE Have you ever seen a full moon? Some people believe that a full moonhas powers over human behavior. The moon is always in our night sky, sometimes BIG IDEA The moon is Earth's natural ...

Author: Gary Rushworth

Publisher: Benchmark Education Company

ISBN: 9781450906623

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Find out about where the moon came from and find out about its properties.