About the book
The proposed book will provide a thorough investigation of planetary systems within the Solar system and the thousands of exoplanets discovered by advanced observational techniques. Associated structures including dwarf planets, the asteroid, and Kuiper Belt, and Oort cloud will also be addressed. Characteristics of the various planetary bodies and their associated moons will be provided. These characteristics include their mass, physical size, density, atmospheric composition, orbital characteristics, associated satellites, and related parameters. Solar system probes used to investigate the inner and outer planets including Juno, New Horizons, Cassini-Huygens, Rosetta, Magellan, Mariner, Dawn, Deep Impact, Chang'e 2, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, Mars Express, Wind, Akatsuki, Curosity, and Voyager are likely topics. Observational techniques used to detect exoplanets including the Spitzer, Webb, Hubble, Fermi Gamma-Ray, and Keck telescopes will be discussed. The exoplanets and their characteristics and how they compare with Solar planets are additional topics. Experimental methods utilized to detect Solar and exoplanets and determine their physical, atmospheric, and orbital characteristics are topics of current interest to both scientists and the public, and should also be topics included in the book.