ISBN-10:
0521645913
ISBN-13:
9780521645911
Pub. Date:
03/28/2000
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Comet Science: The Study of Remnants from the Birth of the Solar System

Comet Science: The Study of Remnants from the Birth of the Solar System

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ISBN-13: 9780521645911
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 03/28/2000
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 187
Product dimensions: 7.44(w) x 9.69(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

1. The history of the comets; 2. What is a comet?; 3. Visual observations; 4. Visible and ultraviolet spectroscopy; 5. The 1986 exploration of comet Halley; 6. New techniques: infrared and radio; 7. Cometary nuclei and their activity; 8. The collision of comet Shoemaker-Levy and Jupiter; 9. The nature of comets; 10. Comets and the history of the solar system; 11. The future of cometary research.

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