Minor bodies in the Solar System, though representing only a small fraction of the mass in the Solar System, may well play a fundamental role in terrestrial evolution.
This book contains investigations of the dynamics and physics of comets, asteroids and meteor streams, and the rather controversial topic of periodic phenomena in the Solar System as signified by geological records, together with several associated developments in celestial dynamics. All these problems are interwoven. This book makes a contribution towards unravelling the nature of the interactions between the Earth and its celestial environment.
Springer Netherlands; December 2012
- ISBN 9789401127431
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- Title: Dynamics and Evolution of Minor Bodies with Galactic and Geological Implications
- Author: S.V.M. Clube (ed.); Shin Yabushita (ed.); Jacques Henrard (ed.)