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  • Impact!by Gerrit L. Verschuur

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 26.00

    Most scientists now agree that some sixty-five million years ago, an immense comet slammed into the Yucatan, detonating a blast twenty million times more powerful than the largest hydrogen bomb, punching a hole ten miles deep in the earth. Trillions of tons of rock were vaporized and launched into the atmosphere. For a thousand miles in all directions,... more...

  • Deep Impact Mission: Looking Beneath the Surface of a Cometary Nucleusby Christopher Russell

    Springer Netherlands 2006; US$ 239.00

    Deep Impact, or at least part of the flight system, is designed to crash into comet 9P/Tempel 1. This bold mission design enables cometary researchers to peer into the cometary nucleus, analyzing the excavated material with its imagers and spectrometers. The book describes the mission, its objectives, expected results, payload, and data products in... more...

  • Physics of Cometsby K.S. Krishna Swamy

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2010; US$ 165.00

    This revised edition places a unique emphasis on all the new results from ground-based, satellites and space missions - detection of molecule H2 and prompt emission lines of OH for the first time; discovery of X-rays in comets; observed diversity in chemical composition among comets; the puzzle of the constancy of spin temperature; the well-established... more...

  • Blazing a Ghostly Trailby Peter Grego

    Springer International Publishing 2013; US$ 34.99

    This detailed guide to viewing and studying comets is timed to coincide with the most dazzling comet of recent history?C/2012 S1 (ISON), due in the Autumn of 2013. It includes specially prepared maps and a full explanation of the nature and origins of comets. more...

  • Comets And Their Originby Uwe Meierhenrich

    Wiley 2014; US$ 112.50

    Divided into two parts, the first four chapters of Comets and their Origin refer to comets and their formation in general, describing cometary missions, comet remote observations, astrochemistry, artificial comets, and the chirality phenomenon. The second part covers the cometary ROSETTA mission, its launch, journey, scientific objectives, and instrumentations,... more...

  • Meteorites, Comets, and Planetsby A.M. Davis

    Elsevier Science 2005; US$ 118.00

    Volume 1 provides a broad overview of the chemistry of the solar system. It includes chapters on the origin of the elements and solar system abundances, the solar nebula and planet formation, meteorite classification, the major types of meteorites, important processes in early solar system history, geochemistry of the terrestrial planets, the giant... more...

  • Cometsby Julio A. Fernandez

    Springer Netherlands 2006; US$ 259.00

    The book covers the most recent ideas about the nature and dynamics of comets, including a thorough discussion on Oort cloud dynamics which has not received due attention in other books on the subject. It also discusses the most relevant aspects of the physics and chemistry of comet nuclei, highlighting their importance as relics of the protoplanetary... more...

  • A History of Physical Theories of Comets, From Aristotle to Whippleby Tofigh Heidarzadeh

    Springer Netherlands 2008; US$ 289.00

    The book describes the major physical theories of comets in the past two millennia. It describes the evolution of ideas about the nature, position, motion and constitution of comets. Unlike many works on the subject, this one focuses on details of each theory. more...

  • Origin and Early Evolution of Comet Nucleiby Hans Balsiger; Kathrin Altwegg; Walter F. Huebner; Tobias Owen; Rita Schulz

    Springer New York 2008; US$ 269.00

    This volume presents the results of a scientific workshop on comet nuclei. It formulates the current understanding and interconnectivity of the various source regions of comet nuclei and their associated compositions and orbital characteristics. more...

  • Deep Impact as a World Observatory Event: Synergies in Space, Time, and Wavelengthby Hans Ulrich Käufl; Christiaan Sterken

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2008; US$ 159.00

    In the context of the NASA Deep Impact space mission, comet 9P/Tempel1 has been at the focus of an unprecedented worldwide long-term multi-wavelength observation campaign. The comet was also studied throughout its perihelion passage by various sources including the Deep Impact mission itself, the Hubble Space Telescope, Spitzer, Rosetta, XMM and all... more...