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Active Asteroids  

Henry Hsieh

Online publication date:
Feb 2020
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Small Bodies
The study of active asteroids is a relatively new field of study in Solar System science, focusing on objects with asteroid-like orbits but that exhibit comet-like activity. This field, ... More

Comets  

Leonid V. Ksanfomality

Online publication date:
Nov 2018
Subject:
Small Bodies
Cometary nuclei are small, despite the cosmic scale of the comet tails that they produce. The nuclei have the ability to create rarefied atmospheres, extending as a tail to giant distances ... More

Exoplanets: Atmospheres of Hot Jupiters  

Dmitry V. Bisikalo, Pavel V. Kaygorodov, and Valery I. Shematovich

The history of exoplanetary atmospheres studies is strongly based on the observations and investigations of the gaseous envelopes of hot Jupiters—exoplanet gas giants that have masses ... More

Extraterrestrial Resources  

V.V. Shevchenko

Since the early 1990s, in analytical reviews, experts have increasingly been paying attention to the growing scarcity of rare and rare earth metals (REM) necessary for the development of ... More

Hot Planetary Coronas  

Valery I. Shematovich and Dmitry V. Bisikalo

This is an advance summary of a forthcoming article in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Planetary Science. Please check back later for the full article. ... More

Icy Satellites: Interior Structure, Dynamics, and Evolution  

Francis Nimmo

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Jun 2018
This article consists of three sections. The first discusses how we determine satellite internal structures and what we know about them. The primary probes of internal structure are ... More

Lunar and Planetary Geology  

Alexander T. Basilevsky

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May 2018
Lunar and planetary geology can be described using examples such as the geology of Earth (as the reference case) and geologies of the Earth’s satellite the Moon; the planets Mercury, Mars ... More

Meteorites  

Kun Wang and Randy Korotev

For thousands of years, people living in Egypt, China, Greece, Rome, and other parts of the world have been fascinated by shooting stars, which are the light and sound phenomena commonly ... More

The Pluto−Charon System  

Will Grundy

Online publication date:
Jul 2019
Pluto orbits the Sun at a mean distance of 39.5 AU (astronomical units; 1 AU is the mean distance between the Earth and the Sun), with an orbital period of 248 Earth years. Its orbit is ... More

Vesta and Ceres  

Kevin Righter

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Small Bodies
This is an advance summary of a forthcoming article in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Planetary Science. Please check back later for the full article. ... More

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