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THE SOLAR SYSTEM IN THE AGE OF SPACE EXPLORATION

& doi: https://doi.org/10.1142/9789814317511_0001
JAY M. PASACHOFF
Williams College—Hopkins Observatory, Williamstown, Massachusetts 01267, USA


Vol./Issue: 11 , id: 304

We are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the launch of Sputnik, which began the space age. Though the manned exploration of the solar system has been limited to the Moon, in NASA's Apollo Program that ended over 35 years ago, robotic exploration of the solar system continues to be very successful. This paper explores the latest space mission and other observations of each planet and of each type of solar-system object, including dwarf planets, asteroids, and comets, as well as the sun.