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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
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
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
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
Item type: 
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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