By Katharina Lodders, Bruce Fegley
Scientists have gathered a wealth of actual and chemical information for the solar, planets, and small our bodies in our sunlight process, yet earlier this knowledge has been scattered through the technical literature. The Planetary Scientist's Companion solves this challenge, delivering for the 1st time a unmarried, wide reference for the interdisciplinary fields of planetary technological know-how and cosmochemistry.
The booklet starts with a precis of often used actual and chemical constants, unit conversion components, houses of a few compounds and minerals, thermodynamic info, partition coefficients, and invaluable formulation. this can be by way of an summary of the sunlight method, together with comparative facts for the planets and their satellites and abundances of the weather. a lot of the e-book is dedicated to a sequence of chapters describing in flip the solar, all the planets, and the teams of small our bodies (asteroids, comets, meteorites, and Kuiper Belt and Centaur objects). each one bankruptcy comprises an creation, via tables of actual and chemical homes compiled from many assets, together with facts on planetary atmospheres, surfaces, and interiors. The ebook concludes with information on close by stars, the interstellar medium, and lately came upon brown dwarfs and attainable extrasolar planets, by way of a word list. a distinct and useful source for someone drawn to modern planetary technology and cosmochemistry, this quantity may be a vital device in destiny research.