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Mercury


Mercury


Space Sciences Series of ISSI, Band 26

von: A. Balogh, Leonid Ksanfomality, L. Ksanfomality, Rudolf von Steiger, R.v. Steiger

202,29 €

Verlag: Springer
Format: PDF
Veröffentl.: 23.02.2008
ISBN/EAN: 9780387775395
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 468

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Beschreibungen

This fascinating book reviews the progress made in Mercury studies since the flybys by Mariner 10 in 1974-75. Thus far, it is the only book on Mercury which balances a wide range of Earth-based observations, made under difficult conditions, with the only available space-based data. The text is based on continued research using the Mariner 10 archive, on observations from Earth, and on increasingly realistic models of this mysterious planet’s interior evolution.
Mercury, the planet closest to the Sun, is different in several respects from the other three terrestrial planets. In appearance, it resembles the heavily cratered surface of the Moon, but its density is high, it has a magnetic field and magnetosphere, but no atmosphere or ionosphere. This book reviews the progress made in Mercury studies since the flybys by Mariner 10 in 1974-75, based on the continued research using the Mariner 10 archive, on observations from Earth, and on increasingly realistic models of its interior evolution.
The Origin of Mercury.- Mercury’s Interior Structure, Rotation, and Tides.- Interior Evolution of Mercury.- The Origin of Mercury’s Internal Magnetic Field.- The Surface of Mercury as Seen by Mariner 10.- Radar Imaging of Mercury.- Earth-Based Visible and Near-IR Imaging of Mercury.- Mercury’s Surface Composition and Character as Measured by Ground-Based Observations.- Processes that Promote and Deplete the Exosphere of Mercury.- Electromagnetic Induction Effects and Dynamo Action in the Hermean System.- Hermean Magnetosphere-Solar Wind Interaction.- Magnetosphere–Exosphere–Surface Coupling at Mercury.- Plasma Waves in the Hermean Magnetosphere.- Particle Acceleration in Mercury’s Magnetosphere.- Missions to Mercury.
Mercury, the planet closest to the Sun, is different in several respects from the other three terrestrial planets. In appearance, it resembles the heavily cratered surface of the Moon, but its density is high, it has a magnetic field and magnetosphere, but no atmosphere or ionosphere. This book reviews the progress made in Mercury studies since the flybys by Mariner 10 in 1974-75, based on the continued research using the Mariner 10 archive, on observations from Earth, and on increasingly realistic models of its interior evolution.
Only book on Mercury which balances the wide range of Earth-based observations, made under difficult conditions, with the only available space-based data from Mariner 10
Contains an in-depth review of the most up-to-date research concerning Mercury’s interior, its evolution and the origin of its unexpected magnetic field
Mercury’s environment, from its surface to its magnetosphere, is reviewed in detail, based on a comparative reinterpretation of phenomena and processes in the Earth’s magnetosphere

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