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Introduction to Comets

Introduction to Comets

2nd Edition

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  • Date Published: April 2004
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521808637

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  • Including the abundance of information known prior to the return of Halley's comet, as well as the new information discovered since then, the science of comets is described here by order of its discovery. From tail phenomena to coma morphology, to the most recent findings from space missions, this comprehensive text provides complete and up-to-date coverage of the subject. It will be suitable for advanced undergraduates and graduate students of astronomy and planetary science. First Edition Hb (2001): 0-521-23906-0 First Edition Pb (2002): 0-521-27218-1

    • Useful summaries of relevant background topics
    • Up-to-date information on current and future cometary space missions
    • Illustrated throughout
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    "...provides a detailed discussion of almost every aspect of cometary phenomena." Alan Hale, Astronomy

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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: April 2004
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521808637
    • length: 450 pages
    • dimensions: 255 x 181 x 30 mm
    • weight: 1.2kg
    • contains: 216 b/w illus. 24 colour illus. 27 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Comets in history
    2. Discovery and dynamics of comets
    3. Observing and measuring techniques
    4. Tails
    5. Coma and related phenomena
    6. Comets and the solar wind
    7. The nucleus
    8. Asteroids
    9. Origins of comets
    10. Comets and the solar system
    11. The future of cometary research
    12. Comet lore

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    John C. Brandt, Robert D. Chapman

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    John C. Brandt, University of New Mexico
    John C. Brandt is Adjunct Professor of Physics and Astronomy at the University of New Mexico.

    Robert D. Chapman
    Now retired, Robert D. Chapman has been a professor at UCLA, a civil servant working for NASA and a program manager in industry.

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