Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Solar System Planets and Exoplanets

Edited by Joseph Bevelacqua

Bevelacqua Resources

Solar System Planets and Exoplanets provides a current viewpoint of planetary systems. The solar system’s planets and exoplanets are addressed in an overview manner, and specific space probe data are used to provide a current state of knowledge of Venus and Mars. Recent Mars data and associated observations are addressed in several chapters. Of particular interest are data that suggest the possibility that life could have existed on the planet’s surface during its past when Mars’ atmosphere was wetter and denser. The search for life on Mars is one of the main objectives of space missions, and it is an ongoing theme of this book. Key to the existence of life is the evolution of the radiation output of the Sun that is discussed and projected into the future. Space probe data related to the Asteroid Belt is also presented. Technological advances in terms of operating aircraft on Mars and propulsion systems provide useful commentary regarding future innovations that will enhance upcoming space missions and the search for life.

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Solar System Planets and ExoplanetsEdited by Joseph Bevelacqua

Published: July 7th 2021

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.90977

ISBN: 978-1-83969-313-7

Print ISBN: 978-1-83969-312-0

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83969-314-4

Copyright year: 2021

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1243 Total Chapter Downloads

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1. Solar System Planets and Exoplanets

By Joseph Bevelacqua


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2. Millennial Oscillations of Solar Irradiance and Magnetic Field in 600–2600

By Valentina Zharkova


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3. Solar Cycle Variations in the Position of Vortex Structures in the Venus Wake

By H. Pérez-de-Tejada and R. Lundin


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4. Sedimentation and Proposed Algorithms to Detect the Possible Existence of Vegetation and Humidity in the Landing Area of the Mars Exploration Rover-B (Opportunity)

By Emilio Ramírez-Juidías, Katherine Villavicencio-Valero and Arthur Borja


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5. Life on Mars: Clues, Evidence or Proof?

By Vincenzo Rizzo, Richard Armstrong, Hong Hua, Nicola Cantasano, Tommaso Nicolò and Giorgio Bianciardi


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6. New Insights into the Search for Life on Mars

By Cesare Guaita


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7. The Challenge of Controlling a Small Mars Plane

By Seiki Chiba and Mikio Waki


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8. Martian Moons and Space Transportation Using Chemical and Electric Propulsion Options

By Bryan Palaszewski


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9. Special Crater Types on Vesta and Ceres as Revealed by Dawn

By Katrin Krohn


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