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  • 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...

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

    Springer Netherlands 2006; US$ 269.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • Physics of Cometsby K.S. Krishna Swamy

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2010; US$ 95.00

    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...

  • Comet, Revisedby Carl Sagan; Ann Druyan

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 23.00

    WHAT ARE THESE GRACEFUL VISITORS TO OUR SKIES? WE NOW KNOW THAT THEY BRING BOTH LIFE AND DEATH AND TEACH US ABOUT OUR ORIGINS. Comet begins with a breathtaking journey through space astride a comet. Pulitzer Prize-winning astronomer Carl Sagan, author of Cosmos and Contact, and writer Ann Druyan explore the origin, nature, and future of comets,... 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...

  • 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...

  • Dynamics and Evolution of Minor Bodies with Galactic and Geological Implicationsby S.V.M. Clube; Shin Yabushita; Jacques Henrard

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 129.00

    Proceedings of the Conference held in Kyoto, Japan, from October 28 to November 1, 1991 more...

  • The Greatest Comets in Historyby David A.J. Seargent

    Springer New York 2008; US$ 34.95

    This book fills the gap between general books, academic catalogues, and huge detailed catalogues. It is a detailed descriptive account ? in non-technical language ? of what are deemed to have been the most spectacular and notable comets ever recorded. more...