Planetary Exploration and Science: Recent Results and Advances

  • Shuanggen Jin
  • Nader Haghighipour
  • Wing-Huen Ip

Part of the Springer Geophysics book series (SPRINGERGEOPHYS)

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About this book


This contributed monograph is the first work to present the latest results and findings on the new topic and hot field of planetary exploration and sciences, e.g., lunar surface iron content and mare orientale basalts, Earth’s gravity field, Martian radar exploration, crater recognition, ionosphere and astrobiology, Comet ionosphere, exoplanetary atmospheres and planet formation in binaries. By providing detailed theory and examples, this book helps readers to quickly familiarize themselves with the field. In addition, it offers a special section on next-generation planetary exploration, which opens a new landscape for future exploration plans and missions.


Prof. Shuanggen Jin works at the Shanghai Astronomical Observatory, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China. Dr. Nader Haghighipour works at the University of Hawaii-Manoa, USA. Prof. Wing-Huen Ip works at the National Central University, Taiwan.


Asteroids and Comets Circumplanetary dust Comparative Planetology Extrasolar Planet Habitable Planets Planetary Exploration Planetary Rings Planetary Systems Selene

Editors and affiliations

  • Shuanggen Jin
    • 1
  • Nader Haghighipour
    • 2
  • Wing-Huen Ip
    • 3
  1. 1.Shanghai Astronomical ObservatoryChinese Academy of SciencesShanghaiChina
  2. 2.University of Hawaii-Manoa NASA Astrobiology InstituteHonoluluUSA
  3. 3.National Central UniversityTaoyuanTaiwan

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