Alle Storys
Keine Story von Jacobs University Bremen mehr verpassen.

Jacobs University Bremen

Discovering the geological history of planets

Discovering the geological history of planets
  • Bild-Infos
  • Download

"The geological histories of individual planets and moons is the key to understanding the Solar System as a whole", says Angelo Pio Rossi, Professor of Earth and Planetary Science at Jacobs University. Together with Prof. Dr. Stephan van Gasselt from National Chengchi University in Taiwan the scientist provides a geoscientific overview of solid Solar System bodies and their evolution in a recently published book.

Planetary research today is a strongly multidisciplinary endeavor with efforts coming from engineering and natural sciences. Key focal areas of study are the solid surfaces found in our Solar System. Some have a direct interaction with the interplanetary medium and others have dynamic atmospheres. The geological knowledge of those surfaces - and sub-surfaces - is a prerequisite to understand the Solar System as a whole as well as the planetary perspective of our own planet.

The book, published by the scientific publishing house Springer, turns mainly to undergraduate students and readers with a basic knowledge in Geology. It is divided into four sections including Methods and tools, Processes and Sources, Integration and Geological Syntheses and Frontiers. The latter covers the far-reaching broad topics of exobiology, early life, extreme environments and planetary resources, including the potential for extraterrestrial resource exploitation.

Prof. Rossi was recently involved in a project of the European Space Agency ESA. Together with other scientists, he supported ESA astronauts and engineers on Lanzarote providing training on geology and geophysics as part of the Pangea-X training program for space travelers.

More information:


Planetary Geology, edited by Angelo Pio Rossi and Stephan van Gasselt, Springer, ISBN 978-3-319-65177-4, 433 pages, 71,39 EUR (e-book), 90,94 EUR (Hardcover)

Questions will be answered by:

Dr. Angelo Pio Rossi | Professor of Earth and Planetary Science | Tel.: +49 421 200-3153

About Jacobs University:

Jacobs University is a private, independent, English-language university in Bremen. Young people from all over the world study here in preparatory, Bachelor, Master, and PhD programs. Internationality and transdisciplinarity are special features of Jacobs University: research and teaching don't just pursue a single approach, they address issues from the perspectives of multiple disciplines. This principle makes Jacobs graduates highly sought- after new talents who successfully strike out on international career paths.

More information:


Thomas Joppig | Brand Management, Marketing & Communications | Tel.: +49 421 200-4504

Brand Management, Marketing & Communications

Jacobs University Bremen gGmbH
Weitere Storys: Jacobs University Bremen
Weitere Storys: Jacobs University Bremen
  • 19.12.2017 – 10:13

    What holds Asian societies together?

    Economic development supports social cohesion, poverty weakens it. For the first time a team of scientists headed by Prof. Dr. Klaus Boehnke from Jacobs University und Prof. Dr. Jan Delhey from Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg measured cohesion in 22 countries in South, Southeast and East Asia (SSEA). According to the study on behalf of Bertelsmann Stiftung social cohesion is the strongest in Hong Kong and ...

  • 19.12.2017 – 10:06

    Was asiatische Gesellschaften zusammenhält

    Wirtschaftliche Entwicklung stärkt den Zusammenhalt, Armut schwächt ihn: Erstmals hat ein Team von Wissenschaftlern unter Leitung von Prof. Dr. Klaus Boehnke von der Jacobs University und Prof. Dr. Jan Delhey von der Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg den gesellschaftlichen Zusammenhalt in 22 Ländern Süd-, Südost und Ostasiens (SSOA) gemessen. Laut der Studie im Auftrag der Bertelsmann-Stiftung ist der ...