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  • New Quests in Stellar Astrophysics IIby Miguel Chavez Dagostino

    Springer 2009; US$ 259.00

    This book presents an up-to-date collection of reviews and contributed articles in the field of ultraviolet astronomy. Its content has been mainly motivated by the recent access to the rest frame UV light of distant red galaxies, gained through large optical facilities. This driveway has derived in a renewed interest on the stars that presumably dominate... more...

  • New Horizonsby C.T. Russell

    Springer 2009; US$ 199.00

    The New Horizons mission is the first spacecraft to reconnoitre the Pluto-Charon System and the Kuiper belt. This mission explores the outer edge of the solar system, arguably the last frontier of planetary exploration. This book contains articles that describe the mission, its objectives, expected results, payload and data products. more...

  • The Fallen Skyby Christopher Cokinos

    Penguin Group US 2009; US$ 16.95

    In this acclaimed volume, prizewinning poet and nature writer Christopher Cokinos takes us on an epic journey from Antarctica to outer space, weaving together natural history, memoir, and in-depth profiles of amateur researchers, rogue scientists, and stargazing dreamers to tell the riveting tale of how the study of meteorites became a modern science.... more...

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

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.00

    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...

  • Physical Processes in the Interstellar Mediumby Lyman Spitzer

    Wiley 2008; US$ 105.00

    Physical Processes in the Interstellar Medium discusses the nature of interstellar matter, with a strong emphasis on basic physical principles, and summarizes the present state of knowledge about the interstellar medium by providing the latest observational data. Physics and chemistry of the interstellar medium are treated, with frequent references... more...

  • The Dark Matter Problemby Robert H. Sanders

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 32.00

    Describing the development of dark matter theory for cosmologists, astronomers and particle physicists. more...

  • Meteorite Impactby Wolf Uwe Reimold; Roger L. Gibson

    Springer 2010; US$ 129.00

    The impact of large extraterrestrial bodies (asteroids and comets) with Earth is an ever-present danger that humanity has only recently begun to recognise. Of the 175 impact craters found thus far on Earth, three giants stand out - Chicxulub in Mexico, Sudbury in Canada, and the Vredefort Impact Structure in South Africa. Each of these impact events... more...

  • Modern Cosmology and the Dark Matter Problemby D. W. Sciama

    Cambridge University Press 1994; US$ 52.00

    This book shows how modern cosmology has led to the idea of dark matter in the universe, and presents a new theory to explain it. more...

  • The Mjølnir Impact Event and its Consequencesby Henning Dypvik; Filippos Tsikalas; Morten Smelror

    Springer 2010; US$ 239.00

    The Mjolnir impact structure was recognized in 1993 and included in the Earth Impact Database in 1996, based on the discoveries of unequivocal meteorite impact indicators such as shocked quartz, Ir-enrichments, possible glass remnants, fragments of nickel-rich iron oxides, in addition to the convincing complex crater shape of the structure. This book... more...

  • Water in the Universeby Arnold Hanslmeier

    Springer 2010; US$ 209.00

    Due to its specific chemical and physical properties, water is essential for life on Earth. And it is assumed that this would be the case for extraterrestrial life as well. Therefore it is important to investigate where water can be found in the Universe. Although there are places that are completely dry, places where the last rainfall happened probably... more...