Dust to Dust: A Grand Tour of Solar System

Author(s): Sekar Manickam Retd IPS

  • Language:
  • English
  • Genre(s):
  • Other Textbooks
  • ISBN13:
  • 9789359111551
  • ISBN10:
  • 9359111554
  • Format:
  • Paperback
  • Trim:
  • 6x9
  • Pages:
  • 204
  • Publication date:
  • 16-Aug-2023

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The phrase "dust to dust" is a common expression that comes from the Christian burial service, often used to signify the cycle of life and death, emphasizing the idea that humans come from dust (earth) and eventually return to dust upon death. When comparing this phrase to the solar system, there are some interesting connections to make. The solar system did indeed originate from cosmic dust and gas. About 4.6 billion years ago, a molecular cloud composed of dust and gas began to collapse under its gravity. So, in a sense, the solar system began its journey from dust and gas, just as the saying "dust to dust" implies the beginning of life from dust. Just as life is said to return to dust in the "dust to dust" expression, the solar system's elements may eventually disperse and return to the cosmic dust from which they originated in the distant future. Studying the solar system is of immense importance to astronomers because it provides insights into the formation and evolution of celestial bodies, planetary systems, and even the universe itself. The literal meaning of Grand Tour of the Solar System is a concept in space exploration that involves sending a spacecraft on a trajectory that allows it to fly by multiple planets and major celestial bodies within our solar system. This Book is going to be exciting for people who love Astronomy as well as common people interested in it.

Sekar Manickam Retd IPS

Sekar Manickam Retd IPS

Sekar Manickam is an accomplished author and retired Indian Police Service Officer, born in the historically significant city of Thanjavur, the capital of the Chola Kingdom. With a Master's degree in Business Administration, he has spent over 20 years exploring his interests in science and philosophy, culminating in his latest book, "Cosmos to Consciousness".

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