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Mitigation of Hazardous Comets and Asteroids

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W. Bottke, A. Morbidelli, R. Jedicke, S. R. Chesley, T. B.Spahr, S. J. Ostro, J. D. Giorgini, E. Asphaug, C. R. Chapman, K. A. Holsapple, A. W. Harris, M. D. Martino, A. Cellino, C. Gritzner, R. Kahle, W. Kofman, A. Safaeinili, J. D. Walker, W. F. Huebner, A. J. Ball, P. Lognonne, K. Seiferlin, M. Patzold, T. Spohn, B. A. Conway, D. J. Scheeres, D. Sears, M. Franzen, S. Moore, S. Nichols, M. Kareev, P. Benoit, D. Morrison, C. R. Chapman, D. Steel, R. P. Binzel, M. J. S. Belton
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  • Date Published: March 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521173322

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  • This book presents the most recent research on the development of a reliable defense against objects that can potentially collide with the Earth. Large asteroids and comets can collide with the Earth causing severe consequences, and collisions are a random process that can occur at any time. To reduce the threat, it is necessary to understand these potentially hazardous objects.

    • Considers the requirements for building a reliable defence system against objects that could potentially collide with the Earth
    • Includes a discussion of the problems faced in communicating the nature of impact hazards to the public
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    "The book is an excellent compendium of current knowledge of near-Earth objects." EOS-Transactions, AGU

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    • Date Published: March 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521173322
    • length: 438 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 23 mm
    • weight: 0.69kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    1. Recent progress in interpreting the nature of the near-Earth object population W. Bottke, A. Morbidelli and R. Jedicke
    2. Earth impactors: orbital characteristics and warning times S. R. Chesley and T. B. Spahr
    3. The role of radar in predicting and preventing asteroid and comet collisions with Earth S. J. Ostro and J. D. Giorgini
    4. Interior structures for asteroids and cometary nuclei E. Asphaug
    5. What we know and don't know about surfaces of potentially hazardous small bodies C. R. Chapman
    6. About deflecting asteroids and comets K. A. Holsapple
    7. Scientific requirements for understanding the near-Earth asteroid population A. W. Harris
    8. Physical properties of comets and asteroids inferred from fireball observations M. D. Martino and A. Cellino
    9. Mitigation technologies and their requirements C. Gritzner and R. Kahle
    10. Peering inside near-Earth objects with radio tomography W. Kofman and A. Safaeinili
    11. Seismological imvestigation of asteroid and comet interiors J. D. Walker and W. F. Huebner
    12. Lander and penetrator science for near-Earth object mitigation studies A. J. Ball, P. Lognonne, K. Seiferlin, M. Patzold and T. Spohn
    13. Optimal interpretation and deflection of Earth-approaching asteroids using low-thrust electric propulsion B. A. Conway
    14. Close proximity operations at small bodies: orbiting, hovering, and hopping D. J. Scheeres
    15. Mission operations in low gravity regolith and dust D. Sears, M. Franzen, S. Moore, S. Nichols, M. Kareev and P. Benoit
    16. Impacts and the public: communicating the nature of the impact hazard D. Morrison, C. R. Chapman, D. Steel and R. P. Binzel
    17. Towards a program to remove the threat of hazardous NEOs M. J. S. Belton.

  • Editors

    Michael J. S. Belton, Belton Space Exploration Initiatives

    Thomas H. Morgan, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington DC

    Nalin H. Samarasinha, National Optical Astronomy Observatory

    Donald K. Yeomans, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology

    Contributors

    W. Bottke, A. Morbidelli, R. Jedicke, S. R. Chesley, T. B.Spahr, S. J. Ostro, J. D. Giorgini, E. Asphaug, C. R. Chapman, K. A. Holsapple, A. W. Harris, M. D. Martino, A. Cellino, C. Gritzner, R. Kahle, W. Kofman, A. Safaeinili, J. D. Walker, W. F. Huebner, A. J. Ball, P. Lognonne, K. Seiferlin, M. Patzold, T. Spohn, B. A. Conway, D. J. Scheeres, D. Sears, M. Franzen, S. Moore, S. Nichols, M. Kareev, P. Benoit, D. Morrison, C. R. Chapman, D. Steel, R. P. Binzel, M. J. S. Belton

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