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  • Origin and Early Evolution of Comet Nucleiby K. Altwegg; W. Huebner

    Springer 2008; US$ 269.00

    Comet nuclei are the most primitive bodies in the solar system. This book brings together representatives of several scientific communities in the fields of interstellar clouds, star-forming regions, the solar nebula, and comets. It is suitable for researchers and graduate students working in the field of planetology and solar system exploration. more...

  • Cometby Peter T. Bobrowsky; Hans Rickman

    Springer 2007; US$ 219.00

    In 1908, an atmospheric explosion in northern Siberia released energy equivalent to 15 Mton of TNT. Can a comparable or larger NEO affect us again? When the next NEO strikes Earth, will it be large enough to destroy a city? This volume provides a necessary link between various disciplines and comet/asteroid impacts. 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 Angel FernŠndez

    Springer 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...

  • Blazing a Ghostly Trailby Peter Grego

    Springer 2013; US$ 34.99

    Ice and Fire: Great Comets to Come was written because a special celestial event climaxes towards the end of 2013 the arrival, fresh from the Oort Cloud, of Comet C/2012 S1 (ISON). By all predictions even the most pessimistic ones this comet is set to be one of, perhaps the most, dazzling comet seen in modern history and has the astronomical world... more...

  • A History of Physical Theories of Cometsby Tofigh Heidarzadeh

    Springer 2008; US$ 289.00

    The book describes the major physical theories of comets in the past two millennia. It demonstrates the evolution of ideas about the nature, position, motion and physical constitution of comets from Aristotle to Whipple. Unlike the available works on the history of comets, which either illustrate relatively short periods in the history of physical... more...

  • Deep Impact as a World Observatory Eventby H.U. Kšufl; C. Sterken

    Springer 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. This book includes the proceedings of a meeting that brought together an audience of theoreticians and observers to make full use of the ground-based observing data set. more...

  • Hunting and Imaging Cometsby Martin Mobberley

    Springer 2010; US$ 39.95

    For many astronomers, the holy grail of observation is to discover a comet, not least because comets always bear the name of their discoverer! Hunting and Imaging Comets was written for comet hunters and digital imagers who want to discover, rediscover, monitor, and make pictures of comets using astronomical CCD cameras and DSLRs. The old days of the... more...

  • Deep Impact Missionby C.T. Russell

    Springer 2006; US$ 239.00

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