The NASA Atlas of the Solar System

The NASA Atlas of the Solar System

Book - 1997
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Baker & Taylor
Includes maps, photographs, and photomontages for every celestial body visited by a NASA spacecraft during the past forty years, and provides descriptions, historical background, and other information

Cambridge Univ Pr
The culmination of information gathered by NASA's space missions throughout our solar system.
The exploration of our solar system by spacecraft has been one of the greatest scientific achievements of the twentieth century. The mapping of other worlds has resulted from numerous space missions by NASA, extending over many years. The data from these planetary missions have been synthesised by the US Geological Survey to produce detailed maps. Every planet, moon, or small body investigated in NASA missions is discussed and where appropriate mapped. Geological maps, reference maps, shaded relief maps, synthetic aperture radar mosaics and colour photomosaics marvellously present the features of planets and their satellites. This is truly a 'road map' of our solar system. All maps are fully indexed. The gazetteer lists the names of all features officially approved by the International Astronomical Union. The NASA Atlas of the Solar System is the definitive reference atlas for planetary science.

Publisher: Cambridge, UK : Cambridge University Press, c1997
ISBN: 9780521561273
0521561272
Branch Call Number: R 523.2 GRE
Characteristics: 1 atlas (369 p.) : col. ill., col. maps ; 46 cm
Alternative Title: Atlas of the solar system

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