Solar System: The Moon and Other Small Bodies

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1 Volume
185 Pages
35-45 Essays
Sidebars & Maps
Charts & Graphs
Bibliography
Category Index
Index

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March 2013 · 1 volume · 185 pages · 8"x10"

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The Solar System
The Moon & Other Small Bodies
An in-depth selection of articles from The Solar System.

Designed to meet the needs of both general readers and students, The Solar System Singles cover all major topics on Earth's solar system as it is understood from the latest perspectives. Each of the 35-45 essays begins with standard, ready-reference information. An "Overview" section details basic information about the subject and discusses the main facts about the topic. "Knowledge Gained/Methods of Study/Applications" details how the topic is investigated, what scientific knowledge we have accumulated, or the uses of the knowledge we have gained. "Context" addresses the topic from the larger perspective of the history of solar-system science and its relevance for humankind. "Further Reading" is an annotated selection of the most important print resources for further study. Lastly, "See Also" lists cross-references to other essays in the set. Each set is heavily illustrated.

The Moon & Other Small Bodies Table of Contents

Asteroids
1908: The Tunguska event, Siberia
Apollo Program
Asteroid Toutatis Passes Near Earth
c. 65,000,000 B.C.E.: Yucatán crater,
    Atlantic Ocean
Calendars (Calendars and the
    Astronomical Cycle)
Ceres
Comet Halley
Comet Hyakutake Is Discovered
Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9
Comets
Dwarf Planets
Earth-Moon Relations
Eclipses
Eris and Dysnomia
Impact Cratering
Kuiper Belt
Lunar Craters
Lunar History
Lunar Interior
Lunar Maria
Lunar Regolith Samples
Lunar Rocks
Lunar Surface Experiments
Meteorites and Comets (Meteorite and
    Comet Impacts)
Meteorites: Achondrites
Meteorites: Carbonaceous Chondrites
Meteorites: Chondrites
Meteorites: Nickel-Irons
Meteorites: Stony Irons
Meteoroids from the Moon and Mars
Meteors and Meteor Showers
Moon
Nemesis and Planet X
Planetary Orbits: Couplings and Resonances
Planetary Satellites
Pluto and Charon
Satellites
Space debris
Space resources
Tides and Waves

About The Solar System
The full three-volume set of The Solar System was published in 2009. It includes 1,056 pages and provides free online access to its full content. The set covers 180 major topics on Earth's solar system as it is understood from the latest perspectives. Essays fall into one or more of the following categories: the Cosmological Context, Earth, the Jovian System, Life in the Solar System, Mars, Mercury, Natural Planetary Satellites, Neptune, Planets and Planetology, the Saturnian System, Scientific Methods, Small Bodies, the Solar System as a Whole, the Stellar Context, the Sun, Uranus, and Venus.

The front matter includes a Complete List of Contents and a Category Index. The set is heavily illustrated, with over 300 photos. Back matter includes a general bibliography, a list of web resources, a comprehensive glossary, and a full subject index.