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Author Elkins-Tanton, Linda T.

Title The Sun, Mercury, and Venus / Linda T. Elkins-Tanton.

Publication Info. New York : Facts on File, [2011]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Rochelle SD 212 - Rochelle Twp HS Stacks - RSLY-12  523 ELK    AVAILABLE
Edition Revised edition.
Description xx, 284 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series The solar system
Elkins-Tanton, Linda T. Solar system.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Explores the relationship between the Sun and Mercury and Venus, from the point of view of a planetary scientist, examining the role of Mercury and Venus as recorders of the formation of the solar system.
Contents Searching for clues -- Giant molecular clouds and protoplanetary disks -- Building planets from dust -- Fast facts about the Sun -- composition and internal structure of the Sun -- The Sun's effects on the planets -- Missions to the Sun -- Mercury: fast facts about a planet in orbit -- Mercury's orbital physics and the Theory of Relativity -- Mercury's interior: a huge core -- Visible Mercury -- Missions to Mercury -- Venus: fast facts about a planet in orbit -- Interior of Venus -- Surface conditions, landforms, and processes on Venus -- Missions to Venus -- Conclusions: the known and the unknown -- Appendix 1: units and measurements -- Appendix 2: light, wavelength, and radiation -- Appendix 3: a list of all known moons.
Subject Sun -- Popular works.
Mercury (Planet) -- Popular works.
Venus (Planet) -- Popular works.
ISBN 9780816077007

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