Moons : a very short introduction / David A. Rothery.

Author
Rothery, David A. [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
[Oxford] : Oxford University Press, 2015.
Description
1 online resource : illustrations (black and white).

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Series
Very short introductions. [More in this series]
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Our solar system contains more moons than planets. They show astonishing variety, and some look more likely than Mars to host microbial life. David Rothery describes these fascinating small worlds, their discovery, names, and what they can tell us about our solar system.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Source of description
Description based on online resource; title from home page (viewed on December 16, 2015).
Contents
  • The discovery and significance of moons
  • The moon
  • The moon's influence on us
  • The moons of giant planets
  • Regular satellites in close up
  • The moons of Mars : captured asteroids
  • Moons of small bodies
  • Moons in other planetary systems : exomoons.
ISBN
  • 0-19-873527-8
  • 0-19-027354-2
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