The authors have put forth great efforts in gathering present day knowledge about different objects within our solar system and universe. This book features the most current information on the subject with information acquired from noted scientists in this area. The main objective is to convey the importance of the subject and provide detailed information on the physical makeup of our planetary system and technologies used for research. Information on educational projects has also been included in the Radio Astronomy chapters.This information is a real plus for students and educators considering a career in Planetary Science or for increasing their knowledge about our planetary system.

chapter 1|22 pages

Our Solar Planetary System at a Glance

chapter 2|8 pages

Is the Solar System Stable?

chapter 3|20 pages

Origin of the Solar System

chapter 6|40 pages

Solar-Like Planetary Systems

chapter 10|40 pages

Dynamic Atmosphere of the Sun

chapter 11|22 pages

Plasma Processes of the Sun

chapter 12|18 pages

Climate Changes in the Solar System

chapter 13|18 pages

Observed Planetary Climate Changes

chapter 15|24 pages

Solar Satellites

chapter 16|12 pages

Spacecraft Facts and Missions

chapter 17|28 pages

Radio Astronomy and Planetary Observations

chapter 18|18 pages

Planetary Radio Astronomy Projects

chapter 19|28 pages

The Telescope—The Essential Tool

chapter 20|18 pages

Space Telescopes—An In-Depth View

chapter 21|22 pages

The Pluto Missions—History and Findings