Studies of the interior, atmosphere, magnestosphere and satellites

Tom Gehrels (Editor)
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When Jupiter was first published in August, 1976, editor T. Gehrels wrote, "we may never do a better book."

Summarizing the research and data following the first flyby of Jupiter in December 1973, this work brings together the knowledge of the best scientists in the fields at the time of it's publication. The work covers the origin of Jupiter, origin and structure of the satellites, models of Jupiter, comparison of those models, and much more.

"An important reference work and a source of instructive reading matter for many years to come. . . . In addition to a superb index, the book is enhanced throughout by the use of a bibliography format that includes the titles of the cited papers. "Highly recommended."—Astrophysical Letters

"I recommend the book without hesitation to anyone sparked with the curiosity to discover the mechanisms working behind the accustomed bright spot gracing our evening skies. 'We may never do a better book,' Gehrels wrote in his introduction. The reviewer could have chosen no better words."—Journal of the Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers

"I can enthusiastically recommend this book for all those interested in Jovian science, in planetary astronomy, and in the contemporary scientific problems of the solar system."—Earth and Extraterrestrial Sciences
1254 Pages 6 x 9 x 0
Published: May 2024Ebooks (OA) ISBN: 9780816554461

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