Lifting Titan's Veil
Exploring the Giant Moon of Saturn
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Lifting Titan's Veil by Ralph Lorenz
Book DescriptionLifting Titan's Veil is a revealing account of the second largest moon in our solar system. This world in orbit around Saturn is the only body in the solar system with an atmosphere strikingly similar to Earth's. Titan is like a giant frozen laboratory that may help scientists understand the first chemical steps towards the origin of life. Beginning with its discovery in 1655, the authors describe our current knowledge of Titan, including observations made before the space age, results from the Voyager missions of the 1980s, and recent revelations from the world's most advanced telescopes. Ralph Lorenz includes his personal experiences in preparing for the Cassini mission, which will reach Saturn in 2004 and release the Huygens probe into Titan's atmosphere in 2005. This book is a splendid introduction to Titan, and will appeal to anyone interested in astronomical discovery and space exploration.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521793483
(228mm x 152mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 16-May-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Ralph Lorenz
Titan Unveiled, Paperback (July 2010)
For twenty-five years following the Voyager mission, scientists speculated about Saturn's largest moon, a mysterious orb clouded in orange haze. This book reveals the startling discoveries that have been made since the arrival of the Cassini-Huygens mission to Saturn and Titan.
Planetary Landers and Entry Probes, Paperback (February 2010)
Overview of planetary landers for professionals, academic researchers and graduate students in planetary science, aerospace engineering and space mission development.
Space Systems Failures, Paperback (March 2005)» View all books by Ralph Lorenz
Deals with space systems failures, from an engineering perspective. This book focuses on the causes of the failures and discusses how the engineering knowledge base has been enhanced by the lessons learned. It discusses non-fatal anomalies which do not affect the ultimate success of a mission, but which are failures nevertheless.
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Author Biography - Ralph Lorenz
Ralph Lorenz trained as an engineer and worked for the European Space Agency at the very beginning of the Huygens project. Since obtaining a PhD at the University of Kent, England, he has worked as a planetary scientist at the University of Arizona, USA. Jacqueline Mitton obtained a PhD in astrophysics from the University of Cambridge, and is now a full-time writer and media consultant specialising in astronomy.
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