By Paul Weissman, Lucy-Ann McFadden, Torrence Johnson
The Encyclopedia of the sun process offers a chain of complete and authoritative articles written by means of greater than 50 eminent planetary and area scientists. every one bankruptcy is self-contained but associated through cross-references to different similar chapters. This superbly designed booklet is a needs to for the library astronomers and beginner star-gazers alike, in reality for an individual who needs to appreciate the character of our sunlight method. * Cross-referenced all through for simple comprehension* fantastically illustrated with over seven hundred photographs, drawings, and diagrams, together with 36 colour plates* presents forty thematically geared up chapters via greater than 50 eminent individuals* handy glossaries of technical phrases introduce each one bankruptcy* Foreword written by means of astronaut Sally journey* specified website for the Encyclopedia at www.academicpress.com/solar contains author-recommended net assets for more information, photographs, and learn advancements with regards to each one bankruptcy of this quantity
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The effect of the resonances is to prevent these asteroids from making close approaches to Jupiter, even though many of the asteroids are in Jupiter-crossing orbits. The Trojans are particularly interesting. They are essentially in the same orbit as Jupiter but they librate about points 60Њ ahead and 60Њ behind the planet in its orbit, known as the Lagrange L4 and L5 points. These are pseudostable points in the three-body problem (Sun–Jupiter–asteroid) where bodies can remain dynamically stable for extended periods of time.
In addition, we are forced to take a ‘‘snapshot’’ view of many young stars at different stages in their formation, and from that attempt to generate a time-ordered sequence of the many different stages and processes involved. When we observe the formation of other stars we need also to recognize that some of the observed processes or events may not be applicable to the formation of our own Sun and planetary system. Still, a coherent picture has emerged of the major events and processes in the formation of the solar system.
46 580 1290 13 15 21 31 27 42 54 27 33 77 236 579 585 789 761 30? 60? 5 billion years ago, known as the Late Heavy Bombardment. This time period is relatively late as compared with the 100–200 million years required to form the terrestrial planets and to clear their orbital zones of most interplanetary debris. Similarities in crater size distributions on the Moon, Mercury, and Mars suggest that the Late Heavy Bombardment swept over all of the terrestrial planets. Recent explanations for the Late Heavy Bombardment have focused on the possibility that it came from clearing of cometary debris from the outer planets zones.
Encyclopedia of the Solar System ~ 1st Edition by Paul Weissman, Lucy-Ann McFadden, Torrence Johnson