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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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Atlas of the Galilean Satellites
Cambridge University Press
9780521868358 - Atlas of the Galilean Satellites - By Paul Schenk
Table of Contents

Contents

Preface
ix
Acknowledgments
xii
1             Introduction
1
1.1           The revolutionary importance of the Galilean satellites
1
1.2           Post-discovery
2
1.3           Voyager and Galileo: Global mapping begins
3
2             Format of the Atlas
7
2.1           Nomenclature
8
3             Making the maps
9
3.1           Image calibration and quality
9
3.2           Cartographic control and geometric registration
12
3.3           Putting it all together
13
3.4           True colors
15
4             Geology of the Galilean satellites: An introduction to the images
18
4.1           The importance of being ice
18
4.2           Volcanism (and against cryo-ism!)
18
4.3           Tectonism (and tides)
20
4.4           Viscous relaxation
24
4.5           Other global effects
24
4.6           Polar processes and ice segregation
26
4.7           Impact cratering: Planetary chronometer and window on the interior
26
5             The satellites
29
5.1           Callisto
29
5.2           Ganymede
32
5.3           Europa
36
5.4           Io
41
6             One big happy . . .
47
6.1           Why explore Jupiter?
47
6.2           The future
50
Plates        Atlas of the Galilean Satellites55
55
Callisto
57
Ganymede
107
Europa
179
Io
263
Appendix 1:   Glossary
353
Appendix 2:   Supplemental readings
359
Appendix 3:   Index maps of high-resolution images
364
Appendix 4:   Data tables
368
Appendix 5:   Nomenclature gazetteer
371
Index
393



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