Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Solar Planets and Exoplanets

Joseph Bevelacqua

Bevelacqua Resources

A theoretical physicist, with significant contributions in nuclear and particle physics, radiation protection, nuclear safety, astrophysics, mathematics, space medicine, manned space missions, cancer and COVID-19 therapy, co-editor of the International Nuclear Safety Journal, and certified by the ABHP and NRRPT.


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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.

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Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: November 12th 2020

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Deadline for chapter proposals: December 10th 2020

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Deadline for full chapters: February 8th 2021

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Review results due: April 29th 2021

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Expected publication date: June 28th 2021

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Joseph Bevelacqua

Bevelacqua Resources

Joseph John Bevelacqua, PhD, CHP, RRPT, is the President of Bevelacqua Resources, Richland, Washington, USA, a provider of physics-related consulting services. A theoretical nuclear physicist by training, Dr. Bevelacqua is a Certified Health Physicist, Registered Radiation Protection Technologist, and Certified Senior Reactor Operator and has over 45 years of professional experience. He was a key player in the Three Mile Island and Hanford cleanup activities, and is an active researcher with over 165 publications and four textbooks. His research areas include theoretical nuclear physics, theoretical particle physics, cosmic radiation, astrophysics, planetary studies, earth science, solar physics, cancer therapy using heavy ions and microspheres, gravitation, group theory, mathematical physics, and applied health physics. Additional effort has focused on muon and tau colliders and theoretical studies of tetraquark, pentaquark, and hexaquark systems. Studies involving quark fusion have also been published. Recent research has involved space medicine, physiological and radiological effects of manned space missions, COVID-19 treatment using low dose radiation therapy, neutron excess nuclei formation in stellar collisions, and superheavy nuclei. He recently received California University\'s Professional Excellence Award for his accomplishments. Dr. Bevelacqua is a member of a numerous professional organizations including the American Physical Society, American Nuclear Society, American Mathematical Association, Health Physics Society, and Royal Astronomical Society of Canada.

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