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  • Cometsby Julio Angel Fernández

    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...

  • 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...

  • Modern Meteor Scienceby Robert Hawkes; Ingrid Mann; Peter Brown

    Springer 2006; US$ 149.00

    Represents a blend of research and reviews in meteor science. This book provides a view of meteoroid research including the dynamics, sources and distribution of these bodies, and their chemistry and physical processes in the interplanetary medium and the Earth's atmosphere. It is intended for researchers and students. more...

  • The Interstellar Mediumby James Lequeux

    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2006; US$ 169.00

    Describing interstellar matter in our galaxy in all of its various forms, this title also considers the physical and chemical processes that are occurring within this matter. It begins by explaining the various components that comprise it and detailing the ways that we are able to study them. more...

  • The Origin of Chondrules and Chondritesby Derek W. G. Sears

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 41.00

    A 2004 summary of the ideas surrounding the origin and history of chondrules and chondrites. more...

  • Frontiers in Dusty Plasmasby Y. Nakamura; T. Yokota; P.K. Shukla

    Elsevier Science 2000; US$ 275.00

    The study of dusty plasmas is now in a vigorous state of development. Dust and plasma coexist in a vast variety of cosmic environments and their research received a major boost in the early 80's with the Voyager spacecraft observations of peculiar features in the Saturnian ring system (e.g. the radial spokes) which could not be explained purely in... more...

  • Advances in Meteoroid and Meteor Scienceby J. M. Trigo-rodríguez; F. J. M. Rietmeijer; J. Llorca

    Springer 2008; US$ 209.00

    This volume is a compilation of articles that summarize the most recent results in meteor, meteoroid and related fields presented at the Meteoroids 2007 conference held at the impressive CosmoCaixa Science Museum in Barcelona, Spain. The conference took place between the 11th and the 15th of June and was organized by the Institute of Space Sciences... more...

  • Field Guide to Meteors and Meteoritesby O. Richard Norton; Lawrence A. Chitwood

    Springer 2008; US$ 39.95

    It is said that astronomy is one of the few remaining fields in which amateurs can make a real contribution to science, and nowhere is this more true than in the field of meteors and meteorites. Although meteors are isolated and unpredictable, it is possible to predict when meteor showers - usually associated with old comets - are due; they last a... more...

  • Deep Impact as a World Observatory Eventby H.U. Käufl; 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...

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

    Springer 2008; US$ 34.95

    Presents a descriptive account of what are deemed to have been the most spectacular and notable comets ever recorded, beginning with 'Aristotle's Comet' of 372 BC and ending with McNaught's Comet of 2007. Focusing on Halley's Comet, this title introduces comets in general, explaining what they are and correcting a few popular misconceptions. more...