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2. Rocky planets

2. Rocky planets  

David A. Rothery

in Planets: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2010
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777622
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199573509.003.0003
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chapter
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9780199573509
‘Rocky planets’ looks at the terrestrial planets Earth, Mercury, Venus, and Mars, and also Earth's satellite, the Moon. What lies at the core of a terrestrial planet? What surrounds the ... More
5. Solar impacts on Earth

5. Solar impacts on Earth  

Philip Judge

in The Sun: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2020
Published Online: 
Apr 2020
eISBN: 
9780191871269
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198832690.003.0005
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chapter
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9780198832690
‘Solar impacts on earth’ focuses on space weather—rapidly changing conditions in the earth’s ionosphere and above. The Sun’s natural tendency to emit variable high energy radiation causes ... More
2. How the Sun survives

2. How the Sun survives  

Andrew King

in Stars: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778155
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199602926.003.0002
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199602926
Two facts are central to our existence: the Sun radiates vast amounts of energy into space and the Sun's gravity keeps the Earth in an orbit that we complete every year. With only a few ... More
The Sun: A Very Short Introduction

The Sun: A Very Short Introduction  

Philip Judge

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2020
Published Online: 
Apr 2020
eISBN: 
9780191871269
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198832690.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780198832690
The Sun: A Very Short Introduction explores the science, structure, origins, workings, and future evolution of the Sun and solar physics, and its impact on life on earth. What ... More
1. The Solar System

1. The Solar System  

David A. Rothery

in Planets: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2010
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777622
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199573509.003.0002
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199573509
‘The Solar System’ investigates how long people have been aware of the planets, when planets were first identified, when their distance from Earth was first estimated, and how. What is a ... More

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