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- DescriptionWe have w reached an exciting time in cometary research. With several missions launched or about to be launched in the near future, cometary research is rapidly being driven forward. This book describes the wealth of information kwn prior to the return of Halley's comet, and the new information discovered since then. It presents material on important background topics including observational techniques, plasma physics, celestial mechanics, the solar wind and cosmogony. The science of comets is described in order of its discovery, from tail phemena to coma morphology through to the most recent findings from space missions. The relationship between comets and asteroids is discussed, and future space missions to investigate comets are described. This comprehensive text is a complete and up-to-date treatment of the subject, suitable for graduate and advanced undergraduate students of astromy and planetary science.
- Author BiographyJohn C. Brandt is Adjunct Professor of Physics and Astronomy at the University of New Mexico. Now retired, Robert D. Chapman has been a professor at UCLA, a civil servant working for NASA and a program manager in industry.
- Author(s)John C. Brandt,Robert D. Chapman
- PublisherCambridge University Press
- Date of Publication11/03/2004
- SubjectAstronomy, Space & Time
- Place of PublicationCambridge
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCambridge University Press
- Content Note216 b/w illus. 24 colour illus. 27 tables
- Weight750 g
- Width174 mm
- Height247 mm
- Spine24 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
- Edition Statement2nd Revised edition
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