Solar System Moons

Discovery and Mythology

  • Jürgen Blunck

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. The Satellites and Rings of the Planets

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-2
  3. The Satellites of the Dwarf Planets

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-126
    2. Pages 127-132
    3. Pages 133-135
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 137-142

About this book


Starting from Mars outward this concise handbook provides thorough information on the satellites of the planets in the solar system. Each chapter begins with a section on the discovery and the naming of the planet's satellites or rings. This is followed by a section presenting the historic sources of those names. The book contains tables with the orbital and physical parameters of all satellites and is illustrated throughout with modern photos of the planets and their moons as well as historical and mythological drawings. The Cyrillic transcriptions of the satellite names are provided in a register.

Readers interested in the history of astronomy and its mythological backgrounds will enjoy this beautiful volume.


Moons Mythology Planet Planetary Rings Planetary Satellites Planets Solar Solar System

Authors and affiliations

  • Jürgen Blunck
    • 1
  1. 1.BerlinGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-68852-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-68853-2
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