Protostars and Planets V

Protostars and Planets V

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Increasing discoveries of new planets beyond our solar system are invigorating the quest for new knowledge and understanding of the birth of stars and planets. This new volume in the Space Science Series, with 249 contributing authors, builds on the latest results from recent advances in ground and space-based astronomy and in numerical computing techniques to offer the most detailed and up-to-date picture of star and planet formation, including the formation of our own solar system. This book emphasizes the cross-disciplinary aspects of the field, with a particular focus on the early evolution of our solar system. Protostars and Planets V is the new foundation for further advancement in the fields of stellar and planetary formation, making it an indispensable resource for researchers and students in astronomy, planetary science, and the study of meteorites.

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Derived from the Protostars and Planets V conference held in October 2005 on the island of Hawaii, and featuring a focus on the early evolution of the solar system, the chapters of this large volume present the current state of knowledge in the field, co-authored by an international array of 249 scientists. The chapters are grouped into nine major topics: molecular clouds, star formation, outflows, young stars and clusters, and circumstellar disks, among others. Water in the small bodies of the solar system, comparative planetology and the search for life beyond the solar system, and growth of dust as the initial step toward planet formation comprise a small sample of the topics of individual chapters. Each of the chapters includes an abstract and list of references. The volume is authoritative but approachable and will be useful to students as well as specialists in astronomy. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Tucson : University of Arizona Press ; Houston : In collaboration with Lunar and Planetary Institute, c2007
ISBN: 0816526540 (alk. paper)
9780816526543 (alk. paper)
Branch Call Number: 523.88 PRO
Characteristics: xxiv, 951 p., [6] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm

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