Solar System Maps

Solar System Maps

This book tells the exciting story of how we have conceptualized and mapped our Solar System from antiquity to modern times.

Author: Nick Kanas

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461408963

Category: Science

Page: 331

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In recent years, there has been increased interest in our Solar System. This has been prompted by the launching of giant orbiting telescopes and space probes, the discovery of new planetary moons and heavenly bodies that orbit the Sun, and the demotion of Pluto as a planet. In one generation, our place in the heavens has been challenged, but this is not unusual. Throughout history, there have been a number of such world views. Initially, Earth was seen as the center of the universe and surrounded by orbiting planets and stars. Then the Sun became the center of the cosmos. Finally, there was no center, just a vast array of galaxies with individual stars, some with their own retinue of planets. This allowed our Solar System to be differentiated from deep-sky objects, but it didn’t lose its mystery as more and more remarkable bodies were discovered within its boundaries. This book tells the exciting story of how we have conceptualized and mapped our Solar System from antiquity to modern times. In addition to the complete text, this story is made more vivid by: • 162 Solar System and planetary maps, diagrams, and images (over a third in color); • direct quotes and figures from antiquarian, contemporary, and Space Age documents and photographs that allow the reader to track how humans have viewed the Solar System from original sources; • nine tables that compare the various world views, relative planetary positions, and components of the Solar System with each other. Broad in scope and rich in imagery, this book will draw the reader into the story of our Solar System and how it has been mapped since the beginning of recorded time.
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Star Maps

Star Maps

This new edition of Star Maps: History, Artistry, and Cartography includes: - over 50 new pages of text and 44 new images (16 in color) - completely new sections on celestial frontispieces, deep-sky objects, playing card maps, additional ...

Author: Nick Kanas

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461409175

Category: Science

Page: 528

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Until the publication of the first edition of 'Star Maps,' books were either general histories of astronomy using examples of antiquarian celestial maps as illustrations, or catalogs of celestial atlases that failed to trace the flow of sky map development over time. The second edition focuses on the development of contemporary views of the heavens and advances in map-making. It captures the beauty and awe of the heavens through images from antiquarian celestial prints and star atlases. This book uniquely combines a number of features: 1) the history of celestial cartography is traced from ancient to modern times; 2) this development is integrated with contemporary cosmological systems; 3) the artistry of sky maps is shown using beautiful color images from actual celestial atlases and prints; 4) each illustration is accompanied by a legend explaining what is being shown; and 5) the text is written for the lay reader based on the author's experience with writing articles for amateur astronomy and map collector magazines. This updated second edition of 'Star Maps' contains over 50 new pages of text and 44 new images (16 in color), including completely new sections on celestial frontispieces, deep-sky objects, playing card maps, additional cartographers, and modern computerized star maps. There is also expanded material about celestial globes, volvelles, telescopes, and planets and asteroids.
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The Solar System

The Solar System

The Solar System, Our Sun's Family has two sides. The first side includes a description of how our solar system was formed, and shows a map of our solar system, with each planet's orbit in relation to the Sun and to the other planets.

Author: National Geographic Maps

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ISBN: 0792250060

Category: Reference

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The Solar System, "Our Sun's Family," has two sides. The first side includes a description of how our solar system was formed, and shows a map of our solar system, with each planet's orbit in relation to the Sun and to the other planets. Interesting facts and figures accompany each planet's description. Side two is a stunning poster that shows images of each planet. The map is encapsulated in heavy-duty 1.6 mil laminate which makes the paper much more durable and resistant to the swelling and shrinking caused by changes in humidity. Laminated maps can be framed without the need for glass, so the fames can be much lighter and less expensive. "Sheet Size = 24.25" x 18.25""
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The Solar System

The Solar System

The Solar System, Our Sun's Family has two sides. The first side includes a description of how our solar system was formed, and shows a map of our solar system, with each planet's orbit in relation to the Sun and to the other planets.

Author: National Geographic Maps

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ISBN: 0792280970

Category: Reference

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The Solar System, Our Sun's Family has two sides. The first side includes a description of how our solar system was formed, and shows a map of our solar system, with each planet's orbit in relation to the Sun and to the other planets. Interesting facts and figures accompany each planet's description. Side two is a stunning poster that shows images of each planet. Map is printed on premium quality paper stock, rolled, and packaged in a clear, hard plastic tube."Sheet Size = 24.25" x 18.25""
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Interactions Between Physics and Dynamics of Solar System Bodies

Interactions Between Physics and Dynamics of Solar System Bodies

Of course such studies are more costly using the synthetic maps (for this
particular mapping). The results shown on fig. ... References Duncan, M., Quinn,
T., Tremaine S.: 1989, “The long term evolution of orbits in the solar system. A
mapping ...

Author: E. Bois

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401119023

Category: Science

Page: 414

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Fans of "Asterix the Gallic" know well that the only fear of people in Brittany is that the sky falls upon their head. So it must have been a shock for them (the fans of Asterix) to learn that a horde of Physicists and Dynamicists (some of them being actually Roman - ils sont fous ces Romains!) invaded the bay of Saint-Brieuc and spend a full week conjuring all the nastiness that the sky has in reserve, revelling in the horrors hidden beyond the blue dome; they talked with delight about "asteroids", "comets" and "meteor streams"; they grinned at the idea of "artificial satellites", these pots and pans of space always ready to fall upon you; some of them said strange things about the Moon, the planets, and evoked the "rings" of Saturn or of some other of their gods. One evening, a Roman from Pisa went as far as cornering some inhabitants in the large hut they used for their witchcraft and filled them with terror by describing the fate of the poor dinosaurs victims of a particularly nasty asteroid (or was it a comet?). You will be surprized to learn that Bretons did not exact a spectacular revenge for these offenses. On the contrary.
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Space Library Maps of the Solar System

Space Library  Maps of the Solar System

Presents a database of surface maps of the planets in the solar system, compiled by the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL).

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ISBN: OCLC:44209525

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Presents a database of surface maps of the planets in the solar system, compiled by the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). Includes star, planet, and asteroid maps, a FAQ section, and image usage information.
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The Solid Bodies of the Outer Solar System

The Solid Bodies of the Outer Solar System

GEOLOGIC MAPPING OF THE JOVIAN SATELLITES B. K. Lucchitta U.S.
Geological Survey , Flagstaff , Arizona , USA The Solid Bodies of the Outer Solar
System : Proc.Conf . Vulcano , Italy . 9-13 Sept 1985. ESA SP - 242 ( June 1986 )
 ...

Author: Norman Longdon

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ISBN: CORNELL:31924050027675

Category: Asteroids

Page: 305

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Categories: Asteroids

Astrophysics III the Solar System

Astrophysics III  the Solar System

The maps contain essentially the same data as the Meudon Map, but as a matter
of course, they are more complete. The maps are bimonthly dispatched. 3. The
Poulkovo Observatory and the Commission for solar phenomena of the ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105027458731

Category: Astrophysics

Page: 601

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Categories: Astrophysics

A Treatise on Astronomy

A Treatise on Astronomy

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Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1157924106

Category: Astronomy, Juvenile and popular. [from old catalog]

Page: 71

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Categories: Astronomy, Juvenile and popular. [from old catalog]

Exploring the Solar System

Exploring the Solar System

Brightness in a radar map does not correspond to brightness as it would appear
to our eyes ; essentially , darker areas represent rougher terrain , which reflects
radar better than smoother land . V Drawing a blank A colour - coded globe of ...

Author: Nicholas Booth

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ISBN: UCSC:32106013196982

Category: Astronomy

Page: 176

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Exploring the Solar System chronicles more than three decades of planetary exploration, revealing the solar system in all its colourful glory. At one time, the planets and moons of our solar system were elusive and distant worlds that shimmered tantalizingly through telescope eyepieces; today they are landscapes as vivid and real as those of our own planet. Robotic explorers on missions deep into space and new techniques of image processing have provided us with remarkably realistic views of planetary surfaces and have led to the visual bounty seen in this book. More than 300 of the finest pictures from the missions of NASA - including the latest discoveries from the Hubble Space Telescope - and the space agencies of Europe, Russia and Japan show us the planets, moons, comets, and asteroids, and the mighty Sun itself.
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The Solar System

The Solar System

Astronomers often do the same with radar maps of Venus and surface maps of
Mars . Such data distortion would be inadmissible in a court of law . In fact ,
photographic evidence is generally inadmissible in court because it is so easy to
fake a ...

Author: Michael A. Seeds

Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Company

ISBN: 049501575X

Category: Science

Page: 721

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With this newly revised 5th edition of THE SOLAR SYSTEM, Mike Seeds' goal is to help students use astronomy to understand science and use science to understand what we are. Fascinating and engaging, this text illustrates the scientific method and guides students to answer these fundamental questions: "What are we?" and "How do we know?" In discussing the interplay between evidence and hypothesis, Seeds provides not just facts, but a conceptual framework for understanding the logic of science. The book vividly conveys his love of astronomy, and illustrates how students can comprehend their place in the universe by grasping a small set of physical laws. Crafting a story about astronomy, Mike shows students how to ask questions to gradually puzzle out the beautiful secrets of the physical world. Mathematics is incorporated into the text (and in separate sections for easy reference), but the book's arguments do not depend on mathematical reasoning, keeping even math-averse students engaged. The revision addresses the newest developments and latest discoveries in the field, including evidence of a new world beyond Pluto and new evidence of ancient water on Mars. Students are also provided with an online assessment tool, called AceAstronomy?. Designed specifically to help students prepare for tests and exams, AceAstronomy? improves conceptual understanding by providing a personalized learning plan based on a pre-test diagnostic.
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