Planetary Science: The Geological Perspective (Hardcover)
The scientific study of planets including Earth, moons, and planetary systems as well as the processes of their formation is known as planetary science. It studies objects, aiming to determine their composition, dynamics, formation, interrelations, and history, ranging in size from micrometeoroids to gas giants. Planetary science is a sub-field of astronomy and earth science. It encompasses many disciplines such as cosmochemistry, atmospheric science, oceanography, planetary geology, hydrology, glaciology and exoplanetology. Planetary geology deals with the planetary bodies near the Earth such as the Moon, and the two neighbouring planets, Venus and Mars. This book unravels the recent studies in the field of planetary science. While understanding the long-term perspectives of the topics, it makes an effort in highlighting their impact as a modern tool for the growth of the discipline. This book is a vital tool for all researching and studying this field.