The Martian Surface

The Martian Surface

Composition, Mineralogy and Physical Properties

by Jim Bell

Hardback Publication Date: 05/06/2008

  $221.95
Phenomenal new observations from Earth-based telescopes and Mars-based orbiters, landers, and rovers have dramatically advanced our understanding of the past environments on Mars. These include the first global-scale infrared and reflectance spectroscopic maps of the surface, leading to the discovery of key minerals indicative of specific past climate conditions; the discovery of large reservoirs of subsurface water ice; and the detailed in situ roving investigations of three new landing sites. This an important, new overview of the compositional and mineralogic properties of Mars since the last major study published in 1992. An exciting resource for all researchers and students in planetary science, astronomy, space exploration, planetary geology, and planetary geochemistry where specialized terms are explained to be easily understood by all who are just entering the field.
ISBN:
9780521866989
9780521866989
Category:
Astronomy
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
05-06-2008
Language:
English
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Dimensions (mm):
282x223x34mm
Weight:
2.07kg

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