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Atlas of the Galilean Satellites

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  • 795 colour illus.
  • Page extent: 406 pages
  • Size: 276 x 240 mm
  • Weight: 1.66 kg

Library of Congress

  • Dewey number: 523.9/850223
  • Dewey version: 22
  • LC Classification: QB404 .S43 2010
  • LC Subject headings:
    • Galilean satellites--Pictorial works
    • Galilean satellites--Maps
    • Jupiter (Planet)--Satellites--Pictorial works
    • Jupiter (Planet)--Satellites--Maps

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 (ISBN-13: 9780521868358)

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  • Published September 2010

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Complete color global maps and high-resolution mosaics of Jupiter's four large moons – Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto – are compiled for the first time in this important atlas. The satellites are revealed as four visually striking and geologically diverse planetary bodies: Io's volcanic lavas and plumes and towering mountains; Europa's fissured ice surface; the craters, fractures and polar caps of Ganymede; and the giant impact basins, desiccated plains and icy pinnacles of Callisto. Featuring images taken from the recent Galileo mission, this atlas is a comprehensive mapping reference guide for researchers. It contains 65 global and regional maps, nearly 250 high-resolution mosaics, and images taken at resolutions from 500 meters to as high as 6 meters.

Contents

Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Format of the atlas; 3. Making the maps; 4. Geology of the Galilean satellites: an introduction to the images; 5. The satellites; 6. One big happy …; Appendixes; Index.

Review

"...the atlas is not only indispensible for anyone interested in the worlds of our solar system: it is also a wonderful treat. At last we can explore each of these strange new worlds as a whole." John H. Rogers, J. Br. Astron. Assoc.

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