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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): 0-521-27218-1Read more
- Useful summaries of relevant background topics
- Up-to-date information on current and future cometary space missions
- Illustrated throughout
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- 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
5. Coma and related phenomena
6. Comets and the solar wind
7. The nucleus
9. Origins of comets
10. Comets and the solar system
11. The future of cometary research
12. Comet lore
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