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The Trans Neptunian Solar System

The Trans Neptunian Solar System Book
Author : Dina Prialnik,Maria Antoinetta Barucci,Leslie Young
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2019-11-28
ISBN : 0128175257
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Trans-Neptunian Solar System is a timely reference highlighting the state-of-the-art in current knowledge on the outer solar system. It not only explores the individual objects being discovered there, but also their relationships with other Solar System objects and their roles in the formation and evolution of the Solar System and other planets. Integrating important findings from recent missions, such as New Horizons and Rosetta, the book covers the physical properties of the bodies in the Trans-Neptunian Region, including Pluto and other large members of the Kuiper Belt, as well as dynamical indicators for Planet 9 and related objects and future prospects. Offering a complete look at exploration and findings in the Kuiper Belt and the rest of the outer solar system beyond Neptune, this book is an important resource to bring planetary scientists, space scientists and astrophysicists up-to-date on the latest research and current understandings. Provides the most up-to-date information on the exploration of the Trans-Neptunian Solar System and what it means for the future of outer solar system research Contains clear sections that provide comprehensive coverage on the most important facets of the outer Solar System Includes four-color images and data from important missions, including New Horizons and Rosetta Concludes with suggestions and insights on the future of research on Trans-Neptunian objects

Exploring the Trans Neptunian Solar System

Exploring the Trans Neptunian Solar System Book
Author : National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Space Studies Board,Commission on Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Applications,Committee on Planetary and Lunar Exploration
Publisher : National Academies Press
Release : 1998-05-29
ISBN : 0309060419
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In the last decade, our knowledge of the outer solar system has been transformed as a result of the Voyager 2 encounter with Neptune and its satellite Triton and from Earth-based observations of the Pluto-Charon system. However, the planetary system does not simply end at the distance of Pluto and Neptune. In the past few years, dozens of bodies have been discovered in near-circular, low inclination orbits near or beyond the orbit of Neptune. These bodies are now believed to be directly related to each other and to Pluto, Charon, and Triton, and as a class they define and occupy the inner boundary of a hitherto unexplored component of the solar system, the trans-neptunian region. Exploring the Trans-Neptunian Solar System reviews current understanding of the trans-neptunian solar system and makes recommendations for the future exploration of this distant realm.

The Solar System Beyond Neptune

The Solar System Beyond Neptune Book
Author : M. Antonietta Barucci
Publisher : University of Arizona Press
Release : 2008
ISBN : 9780816527557
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A new frontier in our solar system opened with the discovery of the Kuiper Belt and the extensive population of icy bodies orbiting beyond Neptune. Today the study of all of these bodies, collectively referred to as trans-Neptunian objects, reveals them to be frozen time capsules from the earliest epochs of solar system formation. This new volume in the Space Science Series, with one hundred contributing authors, offers the most detailed and up-to-date picture of our solar systemÕs farthest frontier. Our understanding of trans-Neptunian objects is rapidly evolving and currently constitutes one of the most active research fields in planetary sciences. The Solar System Beyond Neptune brings the reader to the forefront of our current understanding and points the way to further advancement in the field, making it an indispensable resource for researchers and students in planetary science.

The Solar System Beyond Neptune

The Solar System Beyond Neptune Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1997
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The aim of this research is to assess the contents of the trans-Neptunian solar system. Previously thought to be empty, the region beyond Neptune is now known to hold a vast abundance of bodies dating from the earliest phases of the solar system. We have pioneered the application of charge coupled device (CCD) surveys as a means to locate and identify Kuiper Belt objects. The present research aims to drive these techniques to their limit, in order to increase the observational sample as much as possible.

Exploring the Kuiper Belt and the Trans Neptunian Region

Exploring the Kuiper Belt and the Trans Neptunian Region Book
Author : Joan Kloster
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release : 2015-11-07
ISBN : 9781519171139
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Kuiper belt is a region of the Solar System beyond the planets, extending from the orbit of Neptune (at 30 AU) to approximately 50 AU from the Sun. It is similar to the asteroid belt, but it is far larger-20 times as wide and 20 to 200 times as massive. On January 19, 2006, the first spacecraft mission to explore the Kuiper belt, New Horizons, was launched. The mission, headed by Alan Stern of the Southwest Research Institute, flew by Pluto on July 14 2015. Having completed its flyby of Pluto, New Horizons has maneuvered for a flyby of Kuiper belt object 2014 MU.

Trans Neptunian Objects and Comets

Trans Neptunian Objects and Comets Book
Author : D. Jewitt,A. Morbidelli,H. Rauer
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2007-11-13
ISBN : 354071958X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The study of the Solar system, particularly of its newly discovered outer parts, is one of the hottest topics in modern astrophysics with great potential for revealing fundamental clues about the origin of planets and even the emergence of life. The three lecturers of the 35th Saas-Fee Advanced Course, which have been updated and collected in this volume, cover the field from observational, theoretical and numerical perspectives.

The Solar System

The Solar System Book
Author : Thérèse Encrenaz,Jean-Pierre Bibring,M. Blanc,Maria-Antonietta Barucci,Francoise Roques,Philippe Zarka
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2013-04-17
ISBN : 3662104032
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

In this third corrected and revised edition students and lecturers in astronomy and planetary science as well as planet observers will find a mine of up-to-date information on the solar system and its interaction with the interplanetary medium, its various objects, comparative planetology, discussion of questions for further research and future space exploration.

The Discovery of a Solar System Body Apparently Trans Neptunian

The Discovery of a Solar System Body Apparently Trans Neptunian Book
Author : Vesto Melvin Slipher,Lowell Observatory
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1930
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download The Discovery of a Solar System Body Apparently Trans Neptunian book written by Vesto Melvin Slipher,Lowell Observatory, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Small Bodies in Planetary Systems

Small Bodies in Planetary Systems Book
Author : Ingrid Mann,Akiko Nakamura,Tadashi Mukai
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2009-03-01
ISBN : 3540769358
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The small bodies in planetary systems are indicative of the material evo- tion, the dynamical evolution, and the presence of planets in a system. Recent astronomicalresearch,spaceresearch,laboratoryresearch,andnumericals- ulationsbroughtawealthofnewandexciting?ndingsonextra-solarplanetary systems and on asteroids, comets, meteoroids, dust, and trans-Neptunian - jects in the solar system. Progress in astronomical instrumentation led to the discovery and investigation of small bodies in the outer solar system and to observations of cosmic dust in debris disks of extra-solar planetary systems. Space research allowed for close studies of some of the small solar system bodies from spacecraft. This lecture series is intended as an introduction to the latest research results and to the key issues of future research. The ch- ters are mainly based on lectures given during a recent research school and on research activities within the 21st Century COE Program “Origin and Evolution of Planetary Systems” at Kobe University, Japan. In Chap. 1, Taku Takeuchi discusses the evolution of gas and dust from protoplanetary disks to planetary disks. Using a simple model, he studies v- cous evolution and photoevaporation as possible mechanisms of gas dispersal. He further considers how the dust grows into planetesimals. Motion of dust particles induced by gas drag is described, and then using a simple analytic model, the dust growth timescale is discussed.

Moons of the Solar System

Moons of the Solar System Book
Author : James A. Hall III
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2015-09-19
ISBN : 3319206362
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book captures the complex world of planetary moons, which are more diverse than Earth's sole satellite might lead you to believe. New missions continue to find more of these planetary satellites, making an up to date guide more necessary than ever. Why do Mercury and Venus have no moons at all? Earth's Moon, of course, is covered in the book with highly detailed maps. Then we move outward to the moons of Mars, then on to many of the more notable asteroid moons, and finally to a list of less-notable ones. All the major moons of the gas giant planets are covered in great detail, while the lesser-known satellites of these worlds are also touched on. Readers will learn of the remarkable trans-Neptunian Objects – Pluto, Eris, Sedna, Quaoar –including many of those that have been given scant attention in the literature. More than just objects to read about, the planets' satellites provide us with important information about the history of the solar system. Projects to help us learn more about the moons are included throughout the book. Most amateur astronomers can name some of the more prominent moons in the solar system, but few are intimately familiar with the full variety that exists in our backyard: 146 and counting. As our understanding of the many bodies in our solar system broadens, this is an invaluable tour of our expanding knowledge of the moons both near and far.

Ultra Wide Trans Neptunian Binaries

Ultra Wide Trans Neptunian Binaries Book
Author : Alex Harrison Parker
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2013
ISBN : 9780494824320
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Ultra Wide Trans Neptunian Binaries book written by Alex Harrison Parker, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

The Dwarf Planets

The Dwarf Planets Book
Author : Steve Kortenkamp
Publisher : Capstone
Release : 2010-12
ISBN : 9781429653978
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Describes the five dwarf planets in our solar system, including the birth of the solar system and the dwarf planets' orbits around the Sun"--Provided by publisher.

Trans Neptunian Objects and Comets

Trans Neptunian Objects and Comets Book
Author : D. Jewitt,A. Morbidelli,H. Rauer
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2010-11-25
ISBN : 9783642091094
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

The study of the Solar system, particularly of its newly discovered outer parts, is one of the hottest topics in modern astrophysics with great potential for revealing fundamental clues about the origin of planets and even the emergence of life. The three lecturers of the 35th Saas-Fee Advanced Course, which have been updated and collected in this volume, cover the field from observational, theoretical and numerical perspectives.

The Solar System

The Solar System Book
Author : Therese Encrenaz,Jean-Pierre Bibring,M. Blanc,Maria-Antonietta Barucci,Francoise Roques,Philippe Zarka
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2004-01-26
ISBN : 9783540002413
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

In this third corrected and revised edition students and lecturers in astronomy and planetary science as well as planet observers will find a mine of up-to-date information on the solar system and its interaction with the interplanetary medium, its various objects, comparative planetology, discussion of questions for further research and future space exploration.

Ultra wide Trans Neptunian Binaries

Ultra wide Trans Neptunian Binaries Book
Author : Alex Harrison Parker
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2011
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Ultra-wide Trans-Neptunian Binaries (TNBs) are extremely sensitive to perturbation, and therefore make excellent probes of the past and present dynamical environment of the outer Solar System. Using data gathered from a host of facilities we have determined the mutual orbits for a sample of seven wide TNBs whose periods exceed one year. This characterized sample provides us with new information about the probable formation scenarios of TNBs, and has significant implications for the early dynamical and collisional history of the Kuiper Belt. We show that these wide binaries have short collisional lifetimes, and use them to produce a new estimate of the number of small (~1 km) objects in the Kuiper Belt. Additionally, these systems are susceptible to tidal disruption, and we show that it is unlikely that they were ever subjected to a period of close encounters with the giant planets. We find that the current properties of these ultra-wide Trans-Neptunian Binaries suggest that planetesimal growth in the Cold Classical Kuiper Belt did not occur through slow hierarchical accretion, but rather through rapid gravitational collapse.

The Dynamics of Small Bodies in the Solar System

The Dynamics of Small Bodies in the Solar System Book
Author : B.A. Steves,Archie E. Roy
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2013-06-29
ISBN : 9401592217
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The reader will find in this volume the Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Study Institute held in Maratea-Acquafredda, Italy, between June 29 and July 12, 1997, entitledTHE DYNAMICS OF SMALL BODIES IN THE SOLAR SYSTEM: A MAJOR KEY TO SOLAR SYSTEM STUDIES . This Advanced Study Institute was the latest in the 'Cortina' series of NATO ASI's begun in the early 1970's firstly under the directorship of Professor Victor Szebehely and subsequently under Professor Archie Roy. All, except the latest, were held at the Antonelli Institute, Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy. Many of those now active in the field made their first international contacts at these Institutes. The Institutes bring together many of the brightest of our young people working in dynamical astronomy, celestial mechanics and space science, enabling them to obtain an up-to-date synoptic view of their subjects delivered by lecturers of high international reputation. The proceedings from these institutes have been well-received in the internationalcommunity of research workers in the disciplines studied. The present institute included 15 series of lectures given by invited speakers and some 45 presentations made by the other participants. The majority of these contributions are includedinthese proceedings.

Deep Fields

Deep Fields Book
Author : ESO workshop,S. Cristiani,Alvio Renzini,European Southern Observatory,R. Williams
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2001-12
ISBN : 9783540427995
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book is a synopsis of modern deep-field astronomy, based on the powerful telescopes and instruments developed in recent years. It is organized along topical themes, such as the extragalactic background radiation at different wavelengths, the evolution of galaxies, the history of star formation, the nature of absorbers, the reionization of the intergalactic medium, the validity of photometric redshifts, gravitational lensing, and clustering of galaxies. Stellar and substellar objects were not neglected, however, and one session was devoted to nearby bodies such as trans-Neptunian solar system objects, brown dwarfs, and stars with special characteristics.

Is Pluto a Planet

Is Pluto a Planet  Book
Author : David A. Weintraub
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release : 2014-06-12
ISBN : 1400852978
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A Note from the Author: On August 24, 2006, at the 26th General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union (IAU) in Prague, by a majority vote of only the 424 members present, the IAU (an organization of over 10,000 members) passed a resolution defining planet in such a way as to exclude Pluto and established a new class of objects in the solar system to be called "dwarf planets," which was deliberately designed to include Pluto. With the discovery of Eris (2003 UB313)--an outer solar system object thought to be both slightly larger than Pluto and twice as far from the Sun--astronomers have again been thrown into an age-old debate about what is and what is not a planet. One of many sizeable hunks of rock and ice in the Kuiper Belt, Eris has resisted easy classification and inspired much controversy over the definition of planethood. But, Pluto itself has been subject to controversy since its discovery in 1930, and questions over its status linger. Is it a planet? What exactly is a planet? Is Pluto a Planet? tells the story of how the meaning of the word "planet" has changed from antiquity to the present day, as new objects in our solar system have been discovered. In lively, thoroughly accessible prose, David Weintraub provides the historical, philosophical, and astronomical background that allows us to decide for ourselves whether Pluto is indeed a planet. The number of possible planets has ranged widely over the centuries, from five to seventeen. This book makes sense of it all--from the ancient Greeks' observation that some stars wander while others don't; to Copernicus, who made Earth a planet but rejected the Sun and the Moon; to the discoveries of comets, Uranus, Ceres, the asteroid belt, Neptune, Pluto, centaurs, the Kuiper Belt and Eris, and extrasolar planets. Weaving the history of our thinking about planets and cosmology into a single, remarkable story, Is Pluto a Planet? is for all those who seek a fuller understanding of the science surrounding both Pluto and the provocative recent discoveries in our outer solar system.

Beyond Pluto

Beyond Pluto Book
Author : John Davies
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2001-07-19
ISBN : 9781139428774
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In the ten years preceding publication, the known solar system more than doubled in size. For the first time in almost two centuries an entirely new population of planetary objects was found. This 'Kuiper Belt' of minor planets beyond Neptune revolutionised our understanding of the solar system's formation and finally explained the origin of the enigmatic outer planet Pluto. This is the fascinating story of how theoretical physicists decided that there must be a population of unknown bodies beyond Neptune and how a small band of astronomers set out to find them. What they discovered was a family of ancient planetesimals whose orbits and physical properties were far more complicated than anyone expected. We follow the story of this discovery, and see how astronomers, theoretical physicists and one incredibly dedicated amateur observer came together to explore the frozen boundary of the solar system.

On the Characteristics and Evolution of Dynamically Excited Trans neptunian Objects

On the Characteristics and Evolution of Dynamically Excited Trans neptunian Objects Book
Author : Cory Shankman
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2016
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The small-body populations of the distant Solar System inform our understanding of the structure, formation, and evolution of the Solar System. The orbits of these Trans-Neptunian Objects (TNOs) act as tracers for dynamical activities either ongoing or past. The distributions of TNO sizes are set by, and so probe, the conditions of the formation and evolution of the Solar System. Using data from surveys on the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope, I constrain the size distribution of a TNO subpopulation: the scattering TNOs. The scattering TNOs are chosen as they have orbits that come in closer to the Sun, therefore allowing smaller TNOs to be detected. The characteristics of size distribution for the small-sized TNOs is an important, and only recently observable, constraint on the formation of this population. I find that the H-distribution is consistent with models where TNOs form as large (50 km - 100 km) aggregates from the proto-planetary nebula. A recent discovery of apparent clustering in the orbits of some TNOs has led to the hypothesis of an additional and unseen planet in the distant Solar System. I examine the formation implications and consequences of such a planet, and the biases in the detected sample used to infer the planet's existence. Via a combination of dynamical simulations, survey simulations, and statistical comparisons of the observed TNOs, I explore the additional planet hypothesis to determine if there exists strong evidence for an additional planet in our Solar System. I find that there is currently no strong evidence for the clustering of orbits in the observed sample and that the proposed additional planet does not produce such a signature in models.