NASA's Voyager Missions: Exploring the Outer Solar System and Beyond

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Springer Science & Business Media, 26 lut 2008 - 302
For the first time, in one volume, Ben Evans with David Harland will not only tell the story of the hugely successful Voyager missions, but also that of the men and women who have devoted their entire working lives to them. Illustrated with stunning images, some in color, they describe the missions from their conception, through their spectacular encounters with the outer planets and on to their ultimate and, as yet, unknown destination among the stars in the so-called Voyager Interstellar Mission
 

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Wanderers DIVINE ORIGINS
1
THE EARTH MOVES
3
SUPPORT FROM KEPLER
8
THE GENIUS OF GALILEO
9
HUYGENS AND SATURNS RINGS
13
THE STRUCTURE OF THE RINGS
14
THE DISCOVERY OF URANUS
17
MORE PLANETS?
19
HYPERION
137
VICTIMS OF POPULATION II?
138
ENCELADUS
141
DIONE
143
NEW MOONS
146
THE RINGS
147
CHARACTERISTICS OF THE RINGS
150
COMPOSITION
151

PROBLEMS WITH URANUS
21
THE FRUSTRATING SEARCH FOR AN EIGHTH PLANET
22
A PLANET FOUND ON A PIECE OF PAPER
26
A MAJOR SCANDAL
28
PREDISCOVERY SIGHTINGS OF NEPTUNE?
29
THE SEARCH FOR PLANET X AND DISCOVERY OF PLUTO
30
AN INSIGNIFICANT SPECK?
33
THEORIES OF FORMATION
34
THE MODERN NEBULAR HYPOTHESIS
37
A chance of three lifetimes A REMARKABLE ACHIEVEMENT
39
REACHING THE OUTER PLANETS
40
THE GRAND TOUR AND PROJECT VOYAGER
42
PLUTONIUM POWER SOURCE
44
AN AMBITIOUS AND EXPENSIVE VENTURE
47
CANCELLATION AND AFTERMATH
48
TRAJECTORIES
51
THE VOYAGER SPACECRAFT
52
COMMUNICATIONS
54
CAMERAS
58
REMOTESENSING EQUIPMENT
59
THE PROBLEM OF DISTANCE
61
A SHAKY START
63
SAILING IN THE SOLAR WIND
67
CLOSING IN ON JUPITER
67
Into the realm of Jove AN EXPLOSIVE DISCOVERY
71
VOLCANOES OR GEYSERS?
73
AN ACTIVE SURFACE
75
SILICATE OR SULPHUR FLOWS?
76
SULPHUR DIOXIDE PLUMES
80
MOUNTAINBUILDING
81
LAVA LAKES
82
A YOUNG SURFACE
84
A TORMENTED WORLD
85
PLASMA TORUS
86
JUPITERS HARSH MAGNETOSPHERE
87
KING OF THE PLANETS
90
A STRANGE INTERIOR
91
A COLOURFUL ATMOSPHERE
92
THE GREAT RED SPOT
93
WHITE OVALS
95
TUMULTUOUS WEATHER
96
THE JOVIAN LIGHTS
98
THE JOVIAN RINGS
99
WATERWORLD
102
THE RIGHT INGREDIENTS FOR LIFE?
103
A BRIGHT YOUNG SURFACE
104
TRIPLE BANDS
106
LACK OF CRATERS ON EUROPA
107
THICKNESS OF EUROPAS CRUST
109
DIFFERENT TERRAIN TYPES
110
EUROPAS TENUOUS ATMOSPHERE
113
BRIGHT AND DARK TERRAIN
114
CRYOVOLCANISM?
115
CRATERS ON GANYMEDE
116
A THIN ATMOSPHERE
118
SIBLINGS WITH VERY DIFFERENT LIFE STORIES?
119
AN ANCIENT CRATERSATURATED WORLD
121
ONWARD TO SATURN
123
Ringworld WORTH THE WAIT
125
A BLAND ORANGE WORLD
126
TITANS EVOLUTION
128
ATMOSPHERIC PHOTOCHEMISTRY
129
A GLIMPSE OF SURFACE FEATURES
130
HYDROCARBON SEAS?
132
WEATHER
133
LIFE ON TITAN?
134
RHEA
135
RING PARTICLE SIZES
153
THEORIES OF FORMATION
156
RINGS AROUND TERRESTRIAL PLANETS?
157
A LIGHTWEIGHT PLANET
158
AURORAE
160
MAGNETIC FIELD
161
MIDSIZED MOONS
162
A CAPTURED ASTEROID?
163
DIVERGENT PATHS
165
Bulls eye TRIUMPH AND TRAGEDY
167
AN UNKNOWN PLANET
168
A JOURNEY OF UNCERTAINTY
169
DSN UPGRADES
170
THE BULLS EYE WORLD
171
A SURPRISING DISCOVERY
173
PLANNING FOR THE ENCOUNTER
174
A BLAND PLACE
176
DARK MOONS
178
MAGNETIC FIELD
179
MYSTERIOUS MIRANDA
181
DARK UMBRIEL
184
A VARIETY OF SURFACE FEATURES
186
NEW MOONS
189
URANUS RINGS
190
SHEPHERD MOONS
192
A DIFFERENT URANUS
193
The boiling cauldron INAUSPICIOUS DISCOVERY
197
THE QUESTION OF RINGS
198
PREPARATIONS FOR NEPTUNE
200
CLOSEST PLANETARY ENCOUNTER
202
NEPTUNES MOONS AS NAVIGATIONAL AIDS
204
A SURPRISINGLY ACTIVE WORLD
205
A FLOPPY UNSTABLE STORM
207
A CHANGING ATMOSPHERE
208
INTERNAL HEAT
211
A SKYBLUE ATMOSPHERE
212
RINGS AT LAST
213
ORIGIN OF TRITON
217
WHERE ARE THE MIDSIZED MOONS?
218
PROTEUS AND NEREID
219
CLOSE ENCOUNTER WITH TRITON
220
A TENUOUS ATMOSPHERE
221
TRITONS SURFACE
222
AN ACTIVE SURFACE?
223
DEPARTURE FROM NEPTUNE
225
this bottle into the cosmic ocean FAMILY PORTRAIT
229
THE INTERSTELLAR MEDIUM
231
THE POWER MANAGEMENT LOTTERY
234
FIRST HINTS OF THE HELIOPAUSE?
235
SEMIAUTONOMOUS OPERATIONS
236
FUTURE ENCOUNTERS
238
MURMURS OF EARTH
239
SILENT WANDERERS
242
Future Voyagers RETURN TO SATURN AND TITAN
245
FIRST LANDING ON TITAN
249
A SOLID OR LIQUID SURFACE?
251
A COMPREHENSIVE SURVEY OF SATURN
252
A MULTIFACETED SPACECRAFT
255
A MISSION TO JUPITERS MOONS
256
INTERSTELLAR PROBE
258
PLUTO AND NEW HORIZONS
259
A HELPING HAND FROM JUPITER
261
FIRST GLIMPSE OF A KUIPER BELT OBJECT?
262
OTHER OUTERPLANET VENTURES
263
Bibliography
265
Index
275
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