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Remote and Robotic Investigations of the Solar System by C. R. Kitchin

Remote and Robotic Investigations of the Solar System


Remote and Robotic Investigations of the Solar System by C. R. Kitchin

Interest in and knowledge of the techniques utilised to investigate our solar system has been growing rapidly for decades and has now reached a stage of maturity. Therefore, the time has now arrived for a book that provides a cohesive and coherent account of how we have obtained our present knowledge of solar system objects, not including the Sun. Remote and Robotic Investigations of the Solar System covers all aspects of solar system observations: the instruments, their theory, and their practical use both on Earth and in space. It explores the state-of-the-art telescopes, cameras, spacecraft and instruments used to analyse the interiors, surfaces, atmospheres and radiation belts of solar system objects, in addition to radio waves, gamma rays, cosmic rays and neutrinos. This book would be ideal for university students undertaking physical science subjects and professionals working in the field, in addition to amateur astronomers and anyone interested in learning more about our local astronomical neighbours.


This is a painstaking book that few would have had the patience to compile. It will be found invaluable by those wishing to look up the principles of most of the kinds of detectors and, where relevant, their optics, used on flyby, orbitting and landing spacecraft. The figures are well-chosen, and the text is reader-friendly considering the information density required in such a comprehensive account. -David A. Rothery, Professor of Planetary Geosciences, The Open University, UK

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Publication date

18th September 2017


C. R. Kitchin

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Productivity Press an imprint of Taylor & Francis Inc


362 pages





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