Written in a light and friendly style, this lavishly illustrated book introduces the Sun and its physics, and describes all aspects of the Sunas interaction with us on Earth. The second edition of this book updates the popular text by providing comprehensive accounts of the most recent discoveries made by five modern solar spacecraft during the past decade. It contains a number of images never before seen in print. Breakthrough observations with the underground Sudbury Neutrino Observatory are also included. The new edition further provides modern interpretations of ozone depletion and global warming.The large number of sunspots near the peak in the 11-year cycle is accompanied by a rise in magnetic activity, which ... 1980, with an in-orbit repair from the Space Shuttle Challenger on 6 April 1984 and a mission end on 17 November 1989.
|Title||:||Sun, Earth and Sky|
|Publisher||:||Springer Science & Business Media - 2007-12-31|