Fire And Ice: The Volcanoes Of The Solar System

deNatalie Starkey

28 septembre 2021|
Fire And Ice: The Volcanoes Of The Solar System de Natalie Starkey
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Follow geologist and cosmologist Natalie Starkey on a journey as she leads you on a tour of the Solar System''s tallest, coldest, hottest, and weirdest volcanoes.

Earth isn''t the only planet to harbor volcanoes. In fact, the Milky Way is littered with them. Fire and Ice explores the Solar System''s volcanoes and is an unusual look into how these cosmic features are made and whether they are the key to life on other planets.

We tend to think of volcanoes as disgorging hot, molten lava and emitting huge, billowing clouds of incandescent ash. Some planets follow this pattern like Mars, which has the largest volcano in the Solar System and our own Moon which had volcanoes on its surface billions of years ago. But it isn''t the same across the rest of the Solar System. Pluto, for example, erupts methane, ammonia, water, and carbon dioxide, substances that freeze to form mountain chains made of ice rather than rock. Fascinatingly, the volcanoes in the Milky Way can be some of the hottest and coldest places on its moons and planets.
Whether they are formed of fire or ice, volcanoes are of huge importance for scientists trying to picture the inner workings of a planet or moon. Volcanoes dredge up materials from the depths and deliver them to the surface. The way in which they erupt and the products they generate can help scientists ponder bigger questions of the possibility of life elsewhere in the Solar System.
From the red-hot summits of Jupiter''s moon Io, to the coldest, icy carapace of Pluto, Natalie Starkey leads us on an incredible expedition throughout the cosmos to explore volcanoes and what they might mean for the future of our universe.

Natalie Starkey is a geologist and cosmochemist. Over the course of her doctorate at Edinburgh University, studying the geochemistry of Arctic volcanoes, Natalie travelled to the volcanic fields of Iceland, the ancient volcanoes of northern Scotland and spent three months as a volcanologist on the island of Montserrat in the Caribbean....
Titre :Fire And Ice: The Volcanoes Of The Solar System
Format :Couverture rigide
Dimensions de l'article :320 pages, 8.5 X 5.31 X 0.98 po
Dimensions à l'expédition :320 pages, 8.5 X 5.31 X 0.98 po
Publié le :28 septembre 2021
Publié par :Bloomsbury USA
Langue :anglais
Convient aux âges :Tous les âges
ISBN - 13 :9781472960368

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