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Titan, the largest of Saturn's moons, shares remarkable similarities with Earth. Its thick atmosphere is composed primarily of nitrogen; it features the most complex organic chemistry known outside of Earth and, uniquely, hosts an analog to Earth's hydrological cycle, with methane forming clouds, rain and seas. Using the latest data from the ongoing Cassini-Huygens missions, laboratory measurements and numerical simulations, this comprehensive reference examines the physical processes that shape Titan's fascinating atmospheric structure and chemistry, weather, climate, circulation and surface geology. The text also surveys leading theories about Titan's origin and evolution, and assesses their implications for understanding the formation of other complex planetary bodies. Written by an international team of specialists, chapters offer detailed, comparative treatments of Titan's known properties and discuss the latest frontiers in the Cassini-Huygens mission, offering students and researchers of planetary science, geology, astronomy and space physics an insightful reference and guide.

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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2014 Forfatter Ingo Muller-Wodarg
Forlag
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9780521199926
Antall sider 474 Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Andre medvirkende Caitlin A. Griffith, Emmanuel Lellouch, Ingo Muller-Wodarg, Thomas E. Cravens