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This book contains the proceedings from a workshop on planetary sciences sponsored by the Academy of Sciences of the USSR and the National Academy of Sciences. The proceedings include papers written by American and Soviet scientists who examine the current theoretical understanding of how the planets were formed and how they evolved to their present state. They assess the type of observations and experiments that are needed to advance understanding of the formation and evolution of the solar system based on the current theoretical framework.


Publication Info

304 pages | 6 x 9
ISBN: 978-0-309-04333-5

Table of Contents

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Front Matter i-x
1. The Properties and Environment of Primitive Solar Nebulae as Deduced from Observations of Solar-Type Pre-Main Sequence Stars 1-16
2. Numerical Two-Dimensional Calculations of the Formation of the Solar Nebula 17-30
3. Three-Dimensional Evolution of Early Solar Nebula 31-43
4. Formation and Evolution of the Protoplanetary Disk 44-60
5. Physical-Chemical Processes in a Protoplanetary Cloud 61-69
6. Magnetohydrodynamic Puzzles in the Protoplanetary Nebula 70-81
7. Formation of Planetesimals 82-97
8. Formation of the Terrestrial Planets from Planetesimals 98-115
9. The Rate of Planet Formation and the Solar System's Small Bodies 116-125
10. Astrophysical Dust Grains in Stars, the Interstellar Medium, and the Solar System 126-142
11. Late Stages of Accumulation and Early Evolution of the Planets 143-162
12. Giant Planets and Their Satellites: What are the Relationships Between Their Properties and How They Formed? 163-173
13. The Thermal Conditions of Venus 174-190
14. Degassing 191-202
15. The Role of Impacting Processes in the Chemical Evolution of the Atmosphere of Primordial Earth 203-217
16. Lithospheric and Atmospheric Interaction on the Planet Venus 218-233
17. Runaway Greenhouse Atmospheres: Applications to Earth and Venus 234-245
18. The Oort Cloud 246-258
19. The Chaotic Dynamics of Comets and the Problems of the Oort Cloud 259-269
20. Progress in Extra-Solar Planet Detection 270-288
Appendix I: List of Participants 289-291
Appendix II: List of Presentations 292-294

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National Academy of Sciences. Planetary Sciences: American and Soviet Research/Proceedings from the U.S.-U.S.S.R. Workshop on Planetary Sciences. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 1991.

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