Introduction to Comets

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Cambridge University Press, 11‏/03‏/2004 - 441 من الصفحات
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
 

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Comets in history
1
Discovery and dynamics of comets
55
Observing and measuring techniques
93
Tails
129
Coma and related phenomena
159
Comets and the solar wind
195
The nucleus
231
Asteroids
277
Comets and the solar system
329
The future of cometary research
355
Comet lore
377
Summary
395
References
401
General index
435
Index of comets
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Origins of comets
307

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نبذة عن المؤلف (2004)

John 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.

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