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Comet Science

The Study of Remnants from the Birth of the Solar System

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Comet Science by Jacques Crovisier
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This book provides a comprehensive overview of our current knowledge of comets. It presents a fascinating survey of the study of comets throughout history, from antiquity to the present day, and includes the most recent discoveries on the exceptional comets Hale-Bopp and Hyakutake. The authors discuss the role of comets in the formation of our Solar System and describe the links between comets, asteroids and the recently discovered Kuiper-belt objects. The book also includes new insights into the composition and nature of cometary nuclei, with results from the most up-to-date observation techniques. Written in a clear and lively style, and beautifully illustrated, this book will appeal to anyone interested in comets and astronomy, professionals and amateurs alike. It will be of particular interest to students and researchers in astronomy, astrophysics and planetary science, as well as general readers with a good background in physics.
Release date NZ
March 9th, 2000
Contributors
Foreword by Roger Maurice Bonnet Translated by Stephen Lyle
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
67 b/w illus. 36 colour illus. 11 tables
Imprint
Cambridge University Press
Pages
187
Dimensions
189x246x14
ISBN-13
9780521645911
Product ID
1830970

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