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  • How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Comingby Mike Brown

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.00

    The solar system most of us grew up with included nine planets, with Mercury closest to the sun and Pluto at the outer edge. Then, in 2005, astronomer Mike Brown made the discovery of a lifetime: a tenth planet, Eris, slightly bigger than Pluto. But instead of adding one more planet to our solar system, Brown?s find ignited a firestorm of controversy... more...

  • 35 Seasons of U.S. Antarctic Meteorites (1976-2010)by Kevin Righter; Catherine Corrigan; Timothy McCoy; Ralph Harvey

    Wiley 2014; US$ 99.95

    The US Antarctic meteorite collection exists due to a cooperative program involving the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and the Smithsonian Institution.  Since 1976, meteorites have been collected by a NSF-funded field team, shipped for curation, characterization, distribution, and... 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...

  • The Collision of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 and Jupiterby Keith S. Noll; Harold A. Weaver; Paul D. Feldman

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 96.00

    Sixteen chapters from international experts provide the standard reference on the event for graduate students and researchers in astronomy and planetary science. more...

  • Comets And Their Originby Uwe Meierhenrich

    Wiley 2014; US$ 175.00

    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...

  • Comets and How to Observe Themby Richard Jr. Schmude

    Springer New York 2010; US$ 34.95

    This book gives a summary of our current knowledge of comets and describes how amateur astronomers can contribute. It contains many practical examples and details key observing techniques that can be used with commercially available modern observing equipment. more...

  • The Cosmic Cocktailby Katherine Freese

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 19.95

    The ordinary atoms that make up the known universe?from our bodies and the air we breathe to the planets and stars?constitute only 5 percent of all matter and energy in the cosmos. The rest is known as dark matter and dark energy, because their precise identities are unknown. The Cosmic Cocktail is the inside story of the epic quest to solve one... more...

  • Dark Matterby Debasish Majumdar

    CRC Press 2014; US$ 89.95

    Dark Matter: An Introduction tackles the rather recent but fast-growing subject of astroparticle physics, encompassing three main areas of fundamental physics: cosmology, particle physics, and astrophysics. Accordingly, the book discusses symmetries, conservation laws, relativity, and cosmological parameters and measurements, as well as the astrophysical... more...

  • Dark Matter in the Universeby S. Bonometto; J. Primack; A. Provenzale

    IOS Press 1997; US$ 237.00

    Physics and astrophysics came to dark matter through many different routes, finally accepting it, but often with some distaste. It has been noticed that the existence of dark matter is yet another displacement of humans from the centre of the Universe: not only do our planet and our sun have no central position in the Universe, not only are humans... more...

  • The Dark Universeby Mario Livio

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 56.00

    Collection of review articles on all aspects of dark matter and theories of gravity. more...