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    Book Overview
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    Chapter 1 ABSORPTION ABSORPTION , Absorption spectrum
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    Chapter 4 ADAMS, J.C. Adams, john couch (1819–1892)
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    Chapter 5 AEROSOL Aerosol
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    Chapter 8 ALFVÉN, H.O.G. Alfvén, hannes olof gösta (1908–1995), and ALFVÉN WAVE alfvén wave
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    Chapter 9 AMOR OBJECT Amor object
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    Chapter 11 ANGULAR MOMENTUM CYCLE IN PLANET EARTH Angular momentum cycle in planet earth
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    Chapter 12 ANTARCTIC METEORITES Antarctic meteorites
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    Chapter 13 ANTONIADI, E. Antoniadi, eugenios (1870–1944)
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    Chapter 15 APOLLO MISSIONS Apollo missions
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    Chapter 16 APOLLO OBJECTApollo object
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    Chapter 17 APSIS, APSIDES Apsis, apsides
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    Chapter 18 ARCHEOASTRONOMY Archeoastronomy
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    Chapter 19 ARISTARCHUS Aristarchus (c. 310–230 bc)
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    Chapter 21 ASTEROID: COMPOSITIONAL STRUCTURE AND TAXONOMY Asteroid: Compositional structure and taxonomy
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    Chapter 22 ASTEROID: FAMILIES Asteroid: Families
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    Chapter 23 ASTEROID: LIGHTCURVES Asteroid: Lightcurve
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    Chapter 24 ASTEROID: PHOTOMETRY Asteroid: Photometry
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    Chapter 25 ASTEROID: RESONANCES Asteroid: Resonance
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    Chapter 26 ASTEROID: THERMAL INFRARED STUDIES Asteroid: Thermal infrared studies
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    Chapter 27 ASTHENOSPHERE Asthenosphere
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    Chapter 28 ASTROGEOLOGY Astrogeology
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    Chapter 29 ASTROMETRIC OBSERVATION Astrometric observation
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    Chapter 31 ASTRONOMICAL UNIT Astronomical unit
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    Chapter 33 ATMOSPHERE Atmosphere
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    Chapter 34 ATMOSPHERIC THERMAL STRUCTURE Atmospheric thermal structure
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    Chapter 35 AURORA: HISTORICAL RECORD Aurora: Historical record
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    Chapter 37 BARNARD, E.E. Barnard, Edward Emerson (1857–1923)
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    Chapter 39 BASALT Basalt
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    Chapter 40 BASALTIC ACHONDRITE METEORITES Basaltic achondrite meteorites
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    Chapter 42 BLACKBODY RADIATION Blackbody radiation
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    Chapter 44 BRAHE, T. Brahe, tycho (1546–1601)
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    Chapter 45 Breccia Breccia
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    Chapter 46 BROUWER, D. Brouwer, dirk (1902–1966)
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    Chapter 48 CALLISTO Callisto
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    Chapter 49 CAMPBELL, W.W. Campbell, william wallace (1862–1938)
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    Chapter 54 CARTOGRAPHY Cartography
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    Chapter 56 CASSINI MISSION Cassini mission
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    Chapter 57 Celestial mechanics
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    Chapter 60 CHAMBERLIN, T.C.; PLANETESIMAL HYPOTHESIS Chamberlin, thomas chrowder (1843–1928); chamberlin—moulton planetesimal hypothesis
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    Chapter 64 CHARGED PARTICLE OBSERVATIONS Charged particle observation
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    Chapter 65 CHARONCharon
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    Chapter 66 Chemical element
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    Chapter 70 CLEMENTINE MISSION Clementine mission
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    Chapter 71 COLD ACCRETION THEORY Cold accretion theory
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    Chapter 72 COLLISION Collision s
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    Chapter 73 COLOR Color
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    Chapter 83 COORDINATE SYSTEMS Coordinate systems
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    Chapter 85 CORE Core , terrestrial planetary
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    Chapter 87 CORONA (VENUS) Corona ( VENUS venus )
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    Chapter 88 CORONAL MASS EJECTIONS (CMEs) Coronal mass ejections
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    Chapter 93 Carter
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    Chapter 95 CROLL, J. Croll, james (1821–1890)
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    Chapter 96 CRUST Crust
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    Chapter 97 CYCLONE Cyclone , anticyclone anticyclone
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    Chapter 98 DARWIN, G.H. Darwin, George Howard (1845–1912)
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    Chapter 101 DEEP SPACE NETWORK (DSN)Deep space network
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    Chapter 102 DEIMOS Deimos
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    Chapter 103 DENNING, W.F. Denning, William Frederick (1848–1931)
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    Chapter 104 DETERMINISM Determinism
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    Chapter 105 DIFFERENTIATION Differentiation
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    Chapter 107 Dome
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    Chapter 116 Earth rotation
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    Chapter 117 EARTH: ROTATIONAL HISTORY Earth: Rotational history
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    Chapter 118 Earth—moon system: Dynamics
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    Chapter 119 EARTH—MOON SYSTEM: ORIGINEarth—moon system: Origin
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    Chapter 120 ECCENTRIC DIPOLE Eccentric dipole
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    Chapter 121 ECCENTRICITY Eccentricity
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    Chapter 122 Eclipse
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    Chapter 123 ECLIPTIC Ecliptic
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    Chapter 130 ENSTATITE METEORITES Enstatite meteorites
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    Chapter 131 EOLIAN TRANSPORT Eolian transport
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    Chapter 132 EPHEMERIS Ephemeris
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    Chapter 133 ERATOSTHENES Eratosthenes (276–195 BC )
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    Chapter 134 EROSION Erosion
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    Chapter 135 EUCRITE METEORITES Eucrite meteorites
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    Chapter 136 EULER, L. Euler, Leonhard (1707–1783), and EULERIAN MOTION eulerian motion
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    Chapter 140 FLOOD BASALT Flood basalt
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    Chapter 141 FORBUSH DECREASE Forbush decrease
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    Chapter 143 FRACTURE, FAULT Fracture, fault
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    Chapter 145 GALACTIC CYCLE Galactic cycle
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    Chapter 148 GALILEO MISSION Galileo mission
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    Chapter 149 GANYMEDE Ganymede
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    Chapter 150 GASPRA Gaspra
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    Chapter 151 Gauss, Carl Friedrich (1777–1855)
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    Chapter 152 GEOID Geoid
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    Chapter 153 GEOMAGNETIC POLARITY REVERSALS AND THE GEOLOGICAL RECORD Geomagnetic polarity reversals and the geological record
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    Chapter 154 GEOMAGNETIC STORM Geomagnetic storm
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    Chapter 155 GILBERT, W. Gilbert, William (1540–1603)
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    Chapter 156 GIOTTO MISSION Giotto mission
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    Chapter 159 GRAVIMETRY Gravimetry
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    Chapter 163 GREENHOUSE EFFECT Greenhouse effect
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    Chapter 164 HADLEY CIRCULATION Hadley circulation
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    Chapter 166 HALL, A. Hall, Asaph (1829–1907)
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    Chapter 167 HALLEY, E. Halley, Edmond (1656–1742), and HALLEY'S COMET halley's comet
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    Chapter 168 HELIOSPHERE Heliosphere
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    Chapter 169 HERSCHEL, W. Herschel, William (1738–1822)
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    Chapter 170 HILDA ASTEROIDS Hilda asteroids
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    Chapter 172 HISTORY OF PLANETARY SCIENCE I: PRE-SPACE AGE History of planetary science I: Pre-space age
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    Chapter 174 HOHMANN TRANSFER ORBIT Hohmann transfer orbit
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    Chapter 175 HOT SPOT TECTONICS Hot spot tectonics
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    Chapter 176 HUYGENS, C. Huygens, Christian (1629–1695)
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    Chapter 177 HUYGENS TITAN ATMOSPHERIC PROBE Huygens titan atmospheric probe
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    Chapter 179 Ice age
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    Chapter 181 IGNEOUS ROCK Igneous rock
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    Chapter 184 INERTIA, INERTIAL FRAME Inertia, inertial frame
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    Chapter 185 INFRARED RADIATION Infrared radiation
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    Chapter 186 INFRARED SPECTROSCOPY Infrared spectroscopy
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    Chapter 188 International astronomical union
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    Chapter 190 INTERSTELLAR GRAINS Interstellar grains
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    Chapter 197 IRON METEORITES Iron meteorites
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    Chapter 201 JUPITER Jupiter
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    Chapter 205 JUPITER: RING SYSTEM Jupiter: Ring system
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    Chapter 206 JUPITER: SATELLITE SYSTEM Jupiter: Satellite system
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    Chapter 208 KEPLER'S LAWS Kepler's laws
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    Chapter 209 KIRCHHOFF, G.R. Kirchhoff, Gustav Robert (1824–1887), and kirchhoff'slaw
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    Chapter 210 KIRKWOOD, D. Kirkwood, Daniel (1814–1895)
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    Chapter 212 KUIPER, G. P. Kuiper, Gerard Peter (1905–1973)
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    Chapter 213 LAGRANGE, J.L. Lagrange, Joseph Louis (1736–1813)
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    Chapter 214 LAGRANGIAN POINT Lagrangian point
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    Chapter 217 LENGTH OF DAY (LOD) Length of day
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    Chapter 218 LE VERRIER, U.J.J. Leverrier, Urbain Jean Joseph (1811–1877)
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    Chapter 222 LOMOSOMOV, M.V. Lomonosov, Mikhael Vasilyevich (1711–1765)
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    Chapter 224 LUNA MISSIONS Luna missions
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    Chapter 225 Lunar meteorites
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    Chapter 226 LUNAR ORBITER MISSIONS Lunar orbiter missions
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    Chapter 227 LYMAN ALPHA Lyman alpha
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    Chapter 228 MAGELLAN MISSION Magellan mission
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    Chapter 230 MAGNETOMETRY Magnetometry
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    Chapter 232 MANTLE Mantle
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    Chapter 236 MARINER MISSIONS Mariner missions
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    Chapter 240 MARS: GRAVITY Mars: Gravity
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    Chapter 241 MARS: IMPACT CRATERING Mars: Impact cratering
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    Chapter 242 MARS: MAGNETIC FIELD AND MAGNETOSPHERE Mars: Magnetic field and magnetosphere
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    Chapter 243 MARS OBSERVER MISSION Mars observer mission
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    Chapter 244 MARS: REMOTE SENSING Mars: Remote sensing
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    Chapter 246 MASCON Mascon
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    Chapter 250 MERCURY Mercury
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    Chapter 254 MESOSPHERE Mesosphere
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    Chapter 255 METEOR, METEOROID Meteor, meteoroid
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    Chapter 256 METEOR SHOWER, METEOROID STREAMMeteor shower, meteoroid stream
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    Chapter 258 METEORITE PARENT BODIES Meteorite parent bodies
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    Chapter 259 MICROMETEORITE Micrometeorite
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    Chapter 260 MICROWAVE SPECTROSCOPY Microwave spectroscopy
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    Chapter 261 MILANKOVITCH, M. Milankovitch, Milutin (1879–1958), and MILANKOVITCH THEORY milankovitch theory
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    Chapter 263 MIRANDA Miranda
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    Chapter 264 MOON (EARTH'S MOON) Moon (earth's moon)
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    Chapter 267 MOON: GRAVITY Moon: Gravity
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    Chapter 268 MOON: MAGNETISM AND INTERIOR MOON: Magnetism and interior
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    Chapter 269 MOON: ORIGIN Moon: Origin
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    Chapter 270 MOON: SEISMICITY Moon: Seismicity
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    Chapter 271 National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) NASA
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    Chapter 272 NEAR-EARTH OBJECT (NEOs) Near-earth object
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    Chapter 274 NEMESIS Nemesis
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    Chapter 278 NEPTUNE: RING SYSTEM Neptune: Ring system
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    Chapter 280 NEREID Nereid
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    Chapter 281 NEWCOMB, S. Newcomb, Simon (1835–1909)
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    Chapter 284 NOMENCLATURE Nomenclature
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    Chapter 285 OBERON Oberon
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    Chapter 286 OBLIQUITY Obliquity
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    Chapter 287 OBLIQUITY: TERRESTRIAL RECORD Obliquity: Terrestrial record
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    Chapter 288 OCCULTATION Occultation
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    Chapter 289 OLBERS, H.W. Olbers, heinrich wilhelm matthäus (1758–1840), and Olbers' paradox olbers' paradox
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    Chapter 290 OORT, J.H. Oort, jan hendrik (1900–1992), and OORT CLOUD oort cloud
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    Chapter 291 ÖPIK, E.J. Öpik, ernst julius (1893–1985)
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    Chapter 292 OPPOSITION Opposition
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    Chapter 293 OPPOSITION EFFECT Opposition effect
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    Chapter 294 Optical depth Optical depth
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    Chapter 295 ORBIT Orbit
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    Chapter 299 PHOBOS Phobos
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    Chapter 303 PHOTOMETRY Photometry
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    Chapter 304 PIAZZI, G. Piazzi, Giuseppe (1746–1826)
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    Chapter 305 PICKERING, W.H. Pickering, William Henry (1858–1938)
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    Chapter 307 PIONEER VENUS MISSIONS Pioneer venus missions
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    Chapter 309 PLANET: EXTRASOLAR Planet: Extrasolar
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    Chapter 310 PLANET X Planet X
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    Chapter 312 PLANETARY DYNAMICAL ASTRONOMY Planetary Dynamical astronomy dynamical astronomy
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    Chapter 313 PLANETARY GEODESY Planetary geodesy
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    Chapter 314 PLANETARY ICE Planetary ice
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    Chapter 315 PLANETARY LIGHTNING Planetary lightning
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    Chapter 318 PLANETARY SAMPLING: IN SITU ANALYSIS Planetary sampling: in situ analysis
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    Chapter 320 Planetesimal
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    Chapter 323 PLATE TECTONICS Plate tectonics
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    Chapter 324 PLUTO Pluto
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    Chapter 325 POLAR CAP Polar cap
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    Chapter 327 POLARITY REVERSALS Polarity reversals
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    Chapter 329 PRECESSION Precession and NUTATION nutation
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    Chapter 330 PTOLEMY ptolemy (claudius ptolemaeus, ad c. 100—C. 170)
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    Chapter 331 RADAR ASTRONOMY Radar astronomy
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    Chapter 333 RADIATIVE TRANSFER IN PLANETARY ATMOSPHERES Radiative transfer in planetary atmospheres
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    Chapter 336 RADIOMETRY Radiometry
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    Chapter 337 RANGER MISSIONS Ranger missions
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    Chapter 339 REFLECTIVITY Reflectivity
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    Chapter 340 REGIONAL PLANETARY IMAGE FACILITIES (RPIFs) Regional planetary image facilities
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    Chapter 341 REGOLITH Regolith
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    Chapter 344 RESONANCE IN SATURN'S RINGS Resonance in saturn's rings
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    Chapter 347 ROCHE LIMIT Roche limit
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    Chapter 348 SABINE, E. Sabine, Edward (1788–1883)
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    Chapter 350 SAROS CYCLE Saros cycle
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    Chapter 357 SATURN: SATELLITE SYSTEM Saturn: Satellite system
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    Chapter 358 SCHIAPARELLI, G.V. Schiaparelli, Giovanni Virginio (1835–1910)
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    Chapter 361 SHEPHERD SATELLITE Shepherd satellite
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    Chapter 366 SLIPHER, E.C. Slipher, Earl Carl (1883–1964)
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    Chapter 367 SMALL SATELLITE Small satellite
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    Chapter 368 SNC METEORITES Snc meteorites
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    Chapter 369 SOLAR ACTIVITY Solar activity
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    Chapter 370 SOLAR CONSTANT Solar constant
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    Chapter 371 SOLAR CORONA Solar corona
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    Chapter 372 SOLAR DAY AND TIME Solay day and Time time
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    Chapter 373 SOLAR FLARES Solar flare
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    Chapter 374 SOLAR LUMINOSITY Solar luminosity
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    Chapter 375 SOLAR MOTION Solar motion
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    Chapter 376 SOLAR NEBULA Solar nebula
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    Chapter 377 SOLAR NEUTRINO Solar neutrino
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    Chapter 379 SOLAR PHOTOSPHERE Solar photosphere
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    Chapter 380 SOLAR SYSTEM Solar system
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    Chapter 385 SPACEWATCH Spacewatch
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    Chapter 389 STRATOSPHERE Stratosphere
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    Chapter 391 SURFACE GRAVITY Surface gravity
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    Chapter 393 SURFACE PROCESSES Surface processes
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    Chapter 395 SYNERGETIC TIDAL FORCE Synergetic tidal force
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    Chapter 397 SYZYGY Syzygy
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    Chapter 398 TECTONICS Tectonics
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    Chapter 400 TEMPERATURE Temperature
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    Chapter 402 Tessera
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    Chapter 403 THALES OF MILETUS Thales of miletus (624–548 BC )
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    Chapter 405 THERMAL PLASMA INSTRUMENTATION Thermal plasma instrumentation
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    Chapter 407 TIDAL FRICTION Tidal friction
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    Chapter 408 TIDAL HEATING Tidal heating
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    Chapter 410 TITAN Titan
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    Chapter 412 TITIUS-BODE LAW Titius—bode law
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    Chapter 413 TOMBAUGH, C.W. Tombaugh, Clyde William (1906-)
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    Chapter 414 Torque
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    Chapter 415 TRANSIT Transit
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    Chapter 418 TROPOSPHERE Troposphere
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    Chapter 419 TROUVELOT, E. L. Trouvelot, Étienne Léopold (1827–1895)
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    Chapter 420 TSIOLKOVSKY, K.E. Tsiolkovsky, Konstantin Eduardovich (1857–1935)
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    Chapter 421 ULTRAVIOLET RADIATIONUltraviolet radiation
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    Chapter 423 ULYSSES MISSION Ulysses mission
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    Chapter 425 URANUS Uranus
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    Chapter 427 Uranus: Magnetic field and Magnetosphere (Uranus) magnetosphere
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    Chapter 431 UREY, H.C. Urey, Harold Clayton (1893–1981)
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    Chapter 433 VAN ALLEN, J.A. Van Allen, James Alfred (1914-)
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    Chapter 434 VEGA MISSION Vega mission
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    Chapter 436 VENUS Venus
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    Chapter 437 VENUS: ATMOSPHERE Venus: Atmosphere
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    Chapter 439 VENUS: GRAVITY Venus: Gravity
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    Chapter 440 VENUS: MAGNETIC FIELD AND MAGNETOSPHERE Venus: Magnetic field and magnetosphere
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    Chapter 441 VESTA Vesta
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    Chapter 443 VISIBLE AND NEAR-INFRARED SPECTROSCOPY (VIS-NIR) Visible and near-infrared spectroscopy
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    Chapter 448 WEATHERING Weathering
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    Chapter 449 WHISTLER Whistler
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    Chapter 450 WOLF, M. Wolf, Max (1863–1932)
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    Chapter 452 YARKOVSKY EFFECT Yarkovsky effect
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    Chapter 453 YEAR Year
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    Chapter 454 ZEEMAN EFFECT Zeeman effect
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    Chapter 456 ZODIACAL LIGHT Zodiacal light
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Title
Encyclopedia of Planetary Sciences
Published by
Springer, June 1997
DOI 10.1007/1-4020-4520-4
ISBNs
978-0-412-06951-2, 978-1-4020-4520-2
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J.H. Shirley, Rhodes W. Fairbridge

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