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The exploration of our solar system by spacecraft has been one of the greatest scientific achievements of the twentieth century. The mapping of other worlds has resulted from numerous space missions by NASA, extending over many years. The data from these planetary missions have been synthesised by the US Geological Survey to produce detailed maps. Every planet, moon, or small body investigated in NASA missions is discussed and where appropriate mapped. Geological maps, reference maps, shaded relief maps, synthetic aperture radar mosaics and colour photomosaics marvellously present the features of planets and their satellites. This is truly a 'road map' of our solar system. All maps are fully indexed. The gazetteer lists the names of all features officially approved by the International Astronomical Union. The Compact NASA Atlas of the Solar System is the definitive reference atlas for planetary science.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521806336
ISBN-10: 052180633X
Format: Hardback
(330mm x 240mm x 33mm)
Pages: 406
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 29-Nov-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Ronald Greeley

Ronald Greeley has a Ph.D. in Geology from the University of Missouri at Rolla, and is a Regents' Professor in the Department of Geological Sciences at Arizona State University. Recent spacecraft involvement includes science team membership in the Galileo mission to Jupiter and the Mars Pathfinder lander. Currently he is preparing for the European Mars Express mission as a Co-Investigator on the German camera system. Raymond Batson has a degree in Geology from the University of Colorado. He spent his 35-year career with the United States Geological Survey. During the first five years he worked in terrestrial mapping, with the remainder devoted to lunar and planetary mapping. Batson served as co-investigator or team member on the science teams of most NASA planetary missions, including the Apollo lunar lander missions, the Mariner Mars and Venus/Mercury mapping missions, the Viking 1 and 2 Mars mapping missions, the Voyager missions to the outer planets, and the Magellan Venus radar mapping mission.

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