Although its roots are in classical astronomy, planetary science has made great advances over the past twenty years by using robot spacecraft sent to other planets. Because of the wealth of information that has rewarded this exploration, planetary science now attracts the attention of physicists, chemists, geologists, astronomers and atmospheric scientists, among others. Long‐held views about cosmic phenomena and about the planets and their origin are changing, and our probing studies are opening new vistas of understanding.
Contemporary planetary science
Michael J. S. Belton, Eugene H. Levy; Contemporary planetary science. Physics Today 1 November 1982; 35 (11): 54–59. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2914848
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