A History of Modern Planetary Physics : Fruitful Encounters (Paperback)

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Fruitful Encounters surveys the development of theories of the origin of the solar system in the twentieth century.


Publisher Cambridge University Press
Mfg Part# 9780521101448
SKU 210597608
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0521101441
Release Date 12/22/2008
Dimensions (in Inches) 9.25H x 6L x 1T
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Editors Note The early twentieth century saw the replacement of the Nebular Hypothesis with the Chamberlin-Moulton theory that the solar system resulted from the encounter of the Sun with a passing star. Fruitful Encounters follows the eventual refutation of the encounter theory and the subsequent revival of a modernized Nebular Hypothesis. Professor Brush also discusses the role of findings from the Apollo space program, especially the analysis of lunar samples, culminating in the establishment of the "giant impact" theory of the Moon's origin in the 1980s.
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0368
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Series Part 3
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