The Solar System

  • Hannu Karttunen
  • Pekka Kröger
  • Heikki Oja
  • Markku Poutanen
  • Karl Johan Donner

Abstract

The solar system consists of a central star, called the Sun, nine planets, dozens of moons, thousands of minor planets, and myriads of comets and meteoroids. The planets in order from the Sun are: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto.

Keywords

Methane Convection Silicate Europe Ozone 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hannu Karttunen
    • 1
  • Pekka Kröger
    • 2
  • Heikki Oja
    • 3
  • Markku Poutanen
    • 4
  • Karl Johan Donner
    • 3
  1. 1.Center for Scientific Computing Ltd.EspooFinland
  2. 2.HelsinkiFinland
  3. 3.ObservatoryUniversity of HelsinkiFinland
  4. 4.Finnish Geodetic InstituteHelsinkiFinland

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