ќписание: In this journey of discovery, Stephen James O'Meara shows you how to observe our Solar System's wonders with ease, using nothing more than the unaided eye and inexpensive handheld binoculars. The guide presents a new way to identify and appreciate the wonders of the Solar System in detail, such as lunar and solar eclipses, sunspots, the Moon's craters, the planets, meteors, and comets. It is a unique observing guide for all amateur astronomers, proving you don't need big and expensive equipment to enjoy astronomy from your own backyard. You will learn a variety of skills, including how to find Venus in the daytime, how to identify faint features in bright comets, how to increase your chances of seeing an abundant meteor shower, and how to track the changing aspects of the planets and their moons. A must for Solar System explorers everywhere!
јвтор: J?rgen Blunck Ќазвание: Solar System Moons ISBN: 3540688528 ISBN-13(EAN): 9783540688525 »здательство: Springer –ейтинг: ÷ена: 11719 р. Ќаличие на складе: ≈сть у поставщика ѕоставка под заказ.
ќписание: Starting from Mars outward, this handbook provides information on the satellites of the planets in the solar system. It contains tables with the orbital and physical parameters of all satellites and is illustrated throughout with modern photos of the planets and their moons as well as historical and mythological drawings.
ќписание: Focusing on future modern spacecraft, Michel van Pelt explains the exciting life of unmanned space explorers, making the technology, design, development, operation and results of modern space probe missions understandable by lay readers.
ќписание: Paolo Ulivi provides a well-paced, rapidly moving, balanced, even-handed account of lunar exploration as a popular history. He covers the unmanned programmes, e.g. Ranger, and other American probes in the late вАШ50s and in the later chapters he looks at recent lunar exploration and future plans for the same. ItвАЩs a book that will be perfect for an enthusiast or someone coming to the story for the first time, as it does not include excessive technical depth. Uniquely drawing on recently declassified documents, detail of Chinese lunar exploration projects is provided, as well as nuclear lunar weapons of the вАШ50s developed by the super powers, Soviet Russia and the United States.
јвтор: Harland David, Harvey Brian Ќазвание: Space Exploration 2008 ISBN: 038771667X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780387716671 »здательство: Springer –ейтинг: ÷ена: 2607 р. Ќаличие на складе: ≈сть у поставщика ѕоставка под заказ.
ќписание: The Space Exploration annuals provide a yearly update on recent space launches, missions and results, to be published every September. The annual is written at an accessible level to provide a regular, balanced review of all the world`s major space programmes.
ќписание: Presents the history of unmanned missions exploring our Solar System. This book provides technical descriptions of the spacecraft, of their mission designs and of instrumentations. It discusses scientific results, together with details of mission management.
ќписание: This is a detailed history of unmanned missions of exploration of our Solar System, one of three volumes providing comprehensive coverage of the topic with thousands of references. Coverage includes missions from the 1950s until the present day.
јвтор: Ellery Ќазвание: An Introduction to Space Robotics ISBN: 185233164X ISBN-13(EAN): 9781852331641 »здательство: Springer –ейтинг: ÷ена: 27345 р. Ќаличие на складе: ≈сть у поставщика ѕоставка под заказ.
ќписание: There is little doubt that robotic and automated systems in space will contribute considerably to the future commercialisation of the space environment. This
text provides a systems eye view of robotic spacecraft design with an emphasis on control systems.The first half of the book introduces the techniques of robotics and robotic control,
and is the most mathematical part of the book. The second half of the book deals with spacecraft systems themselves, and how a robotic-type payload influences them, including
consideration of financial and legal issues which are often left out of technical texts.Running through the book is the implementation of a freeflying robotic spacecraft called ATLAS
(Advanced TeLerobotic Actuation System).
However, the techniques presented in the book are completely general and the ATLAS spacecraft just serves as an example,
albeit a very useful and economically viable space system.
ќписание: Written by a former Aerodynamics Officer on the space shuttle program, this book provides a complete overview of the УnewФ U. S. space program, which has changed considerably over the past 50 years.The future of space exploration has become increasingly dependent on other countries and private enterprise.
Can private enterprise can fill the shoes of NASA and provide the same expertise and safety measures and lessons learned from NASA?
In order to tell this story, it is important to understand the politics of space as well as the dangers, why it is so difficult to explore and utilize the resources of space. Some past and recent triumphs and failures will be discussed, pointing the way to a successful space policy that includes taking risks but also learning how to mitigate them.
ќписание: The Kuiper belt is one of the most exciting regions for exploration and scientific research in planetary science. In Icy Worlds at the Edge of the Solar System, a series of chapter-length essays will each focus on an important aspect of our growing understanding of the Kuiper Belt. The book will be written with aesthetics as the primary driver rather than a more didactic pedagogy, describing basic concepts through the use of colorful analogies and metaphors before introducing the unsolved and intriguing questions that motivate researchers. The first chapter will detail the hunt for planets after the discovery of Pluto, starting where many other books leave off. The discovery of Chiron in 1978 was the first hint of what we now know to be the Kuiper belt and Centaurs. Although other bright objects including UB313 could have been discovered at the same time, it was not until the invention of the CCD and its application to astronomy in the early 1990s that 1992QB1 was eventually revealed. We now know more than 1000 KBOs.The second chapter will look at the exquisite structure in the solar systems "terminal moraine", while the third chapter will take on the perplexing diversity of colors and albedos seen in the Kuiper Belt. The fourth chapter will relate the fascinating hypothesis by Hal Levison and Alessandro Morbidelli that explains not only the origin of the Kuiper belt, but traces the early migrations of the giant planets as they interacted with the remains of the protoplanetary disc and with each other. Chapter 5 will detail the surprising number of binaries that are being found in the Kuiper belt while the final chapter will cover the definition of a planet by explaining that objects in the Kuiper belt represent, in some ways, the most "normal" objects in orbit around the Sun and that the Earth and giant planets are unusual exceptions to this norm.
"Dreams of Other Worlds" describes the unmanned space missions that have opened new windows on distant worlds. Spanning four decades of dramatic advances in astronomy and planetary science, this book tells the story of eleven iconic exploratory missions and how they have fundamentally transformed our scientific and cultural perspectives on the universe and our place in it.
The journey begins with the Viking and Mars Exploration Rover missions to Mars, which paint a startling picture of a planet at the cusp of habitability. It then moves into the realm of the gas giants with the Voyager probes and Cassini's ongoing exploration of the moons of Saturn. The Stardust probe's dramatic round-trip encounter with a comet is brought vividly to life, as are the SOHO and Hipparcos missions to study the Sun and Milky Way. This stunningly illustrated book also explores how our view of the universe has been brought into sharp focus by NASA's great observatories--Spitzer, Chandra, and Hubble--and how the WMAP mission has provided rare glimpses of the dawn of creation.
"Dreams of Other Worlds" reveals how these unmanned exploratory missions have redefined what it means to be the temporary tenants of a small planet in a vast cosmos.
Seeking to reenergize Americans' passion for the space program, the value of the Moon, and the importance of people in the final frontier, Claude A. Piantadosi presents a rich history of American space exploration and its extraordinary achievements. He emphasizes the importance of continuing manned and unmanned space missions to American and human interests, and he stresses the many adventures that still await us in the unfolding universe. Remaining cognizant of space exploration's practical and financial obstacles, Piantadosi nevertheless challenges us to revitalize our leadership in space and reap its vast scientific bounty.
Along with being a captivating story of ambition, invention, and discovery, Piantadosi's history explains why space exploration is increasingly difficult and why space experts always seem to disagree. He argues that the future of the space program requires merging the practicalities of exploration with the constraints of human biology. Space science deals with the unknown, and the margin (and budget) for error is small. Lethal near-vacuum conditions, deadly cosmic radiation, microgravity, vast distances, and highly scattered resources remain immense physical problems. To be competitive, America needs to develop affordable space transportation and flexible exploration strategies grounded in sound science. Piantadosi closes with suggestions for accomplishing these goals, combining his skepticism as a scientist with an unshakable belief in space's untapped -- and wholly worthwhile -- potential.