"Everything you want to know about the solar system is here. ...This is the perfect reference book, lavishly illustrated and well-written." -From the Foreword by WESLEY T. HUNTRESS, JR., Carnegie Institute of Washington "The authors succeed brilliantly at combining the latest results from spacecraft missions and Earth-based observations with thoughtful interpretations of the processes. --" -MARIA T. ZUBER, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
About the Author
Torrence V. Johnson is a specialist on icy satellites in the solar system. He has written over 130 publications for scientific journals. He received a Ph.D. in planetary science from the California Institute of Technology and is now the Chief Scientist for Solar System Exploration at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He was the Project Scientist for the Galileo mission and is currently an investigator on the Cassini mission. He is the recipient of two NASA Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medals and the NASA Outstanding Leadership Medal and has an honorary doctorate from the University of Padua, where Galileo made his first observations of the solar system.