The Inner Planets and Their Satellites

  • Thérèse Encrenaz
  • Jean-Pierre Bibring
Part of the Astronomy and Astrophysics Library book series (AAL)


The four planets closest to the Sun: Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars, to which one can add the Moon, have many similarities that justify their being considered together. These planets are also called the terrestrial planets, and the Earth itself serves as a reference.


Solar Wind Subduction Zone Interplanetary Magnetic Field Lunar Surface Tidal Effect 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thérèse Encrenaz
    • 1
  • Jean-Pierre Bibring
    • 2
  1. 1.Département de Recherche Spatiale - DESPACNRSMeudonFrance
  2. 2.Laboratoire René BernasUniversité Paris XIOrsayFrance

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