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By Tilman Spohn

ISBN-10: 0444534652

ISBN-13: 9780444534651

Planets and Moons covers subject matters in relation to the physics of the most important planetary our bodies within the sunlight method, beginning with an introductory description of the sunlight process and choice of pertinent facts, carrying on with with a dialogue of the early heritage of the planets, and completing with articles approximately planet dynamics, thermal evolution of planets and satellites, and outlines in their magnetic fields and the procedures that generate them. as well as offering a evaluate at the good planets and the satellites, this quantity addresses the interactions of stable surfaces and atmospheres in addition to the jobs of water and ice in shaping the surfaces of planetary bodies. Self-contained quantity starts off with an summary of the topic then explores each one subject with intensive detailExtensive reference lists and go references with different volumes to facilitate additional researchFull-color figures and tables help the textual content and reduction in understandingContent fitted to either the specialist and non-expert

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10 Concluding Remarks With this overview we have tried to take the reader on a tour through the solar system and provide the stage for the detailed articles in the remainder of the volume. The planets are largely of solar composition but differ in their depletion in volatile elements. The degree of depletion increases with decreasing mass and with decreasing distance from the Sun with Jupiter being closest in composition to the Sun and with the terrestrial planets being mostly depleted in volatile elements.

Boss AP (2002) Formation of gas and ice giant planets. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 202: 513–523. Breuer D, Yuen DA, Spohn T, and Zhang S (1998) Three dimensional models of Martian mantle convection with phase transitions. Geophysical Research Letters 25: 229–232. Cameron AGW (1997) The origin of the Moon and the single impact hypotheses V. Icarus 126: 126–137. Campbell BA (1999) Surface formation rates and impact crater densities on Venus. Journal of Geophysical Research 104: 21951–21955.

On Earth, the external forcing magnetic field can be separated from the internal induced magnetic field by a network of surface magnetometers. More recently, satellite data have also been used for this purpose (Olsen 1999; Constable and Constable 2004). For the Moon, magnetometers on the surface and an orbiting spacecraft measured the solar wind forcing field and inductive response during the era of lunar exploration by Apollo spacecraft in the late 1960s and early 1970s. A magnetometer on the Galileo spacecraft measured the induced magnetic fields of Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto.

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