NASA's Voyager Missions
Exploring the Outer Solar System and Beyond
Ben Evans with David M Harland
NASA'S VOYAGER MISSIONS
tells the amazing story of the hugely
successful Voyager missions launched by NASA in 1977 to unlock the
secrets of the outer Solar System. Initially designed to explore
Jupiter and Saturn, the Voyager spacecraft provided more information
about these giant planets than could have been gathered from one
thousand years of ground-based observation. But the story did not end
there. Voyager 2 reached Neptune and Uranus, two worlds which are not
only on the fringes of the Solar System but also of human knowledge.
Now both Voyagers are drifting 10 billion km from Earth but who can
tell what - or who - they will encounter in deep outer space?
This book describes not only the missions from their conception, but
the men and women who have devoted their working lives to them. Each
of the four planets are discussed, with the Voyagers' discoveries
and observations enriched by more recent studies from other
spacecraft, including Galileo, the Hubble Space Telescope and the
forthcoming Cassini mission at Saturn.
NASA'S VOYAGER MISSIONS is a story of one of the greatest
explorations in the history of human endeavour.
Expanded and updated, with dramatic new findings from the Voyagers' passage out of the Solar System.Table of contents:
- List of illustrations
- Authorís preface
- A chance of three lifetimes
- Into the realm of Jove
- Bullís eye
- The "boiling cauldron"
- ". . . this bottle into the cosmic ocean"
308 pages (16 page colour section)Binding:
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