Asteroids and Dwarf Planets and How to Observe Them

Asteroids and Dwarf Planets and How to Observe Them

Asteroids and Dwarf Planets and How to Observe Them by Roger Dymock
English | EPUB | 2010 | 246 Pages | ISBN : 144196438X | 9.38 MB
ASTRONOMERS' OBSERVING GUIDES provide up-to-date information for amateur astronomers who want to know all about what it is they are observing. This is the basis of the first part of the book. The second part details observing techniques for practical astronomers, working with a range of different instruments.
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Investigating the Origin of the Asteroids and Early Findings on Vesta: Historical Studies in Asteroid Research

Investigating the Origin of the Asteroids and Early Findings on Vesta: Historical Studies in Asteroid Research

Investigating the Origin of the Asteroids and Early Findings on Vesta: Historical Studies in Asteroid Research by Clifford J. Cunningham
English | 19 Oct. 2017 | ISBN: 3319581171 | 399 Pages | PDF | 11.89 MB
This book assesses the origin of asteroids by analyzing the discovery of Vesta in 1807. Wilhelm Olbers, who discovered Vesta, suggested that the asteroids were the result of a primordial planet's explosion.
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Asteroids: Astronomical and Geological Bodies

Asteroids: Astronomical and Geological Bodies

Asteroids: Astronomical and Geological Bodies
Cambridge | English | 2017 | ISBN-10: 1107096847 | 394 pages | PDF | 41.57 mb
by Thomas H. Burbine (Author)
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Impact!: The Threat of Comets and Asteroids by Gerrit L. Verschuur

Impact!: The Threat of Comets and Asteroids by Gerrit L. Verschuur

Impact!: The Threat of Comets and Asteroids by Gerrit L. Verschuur
Oxford University Press | October 24, 1996 | English | ISBN: 0195101057 | 250 pages | PDF | 18 MB

Most scientists now agree that some sixty-five million years ago, an immense comet slammed into the Yucatan, detonating a blast twenty million times more powerful than the largest hydrogen bomb, punching a hole ten miles deep in the earth. Trillions of tons of rock were vaporized and launched into the atmosphere. For a thousand miles in all directions, vegetation burst into flames. There were tremendous blast waves, searing winds, showers of molten matter from the sky, earthquakes, and a terrible darkness that cut out sunlight for a year, enveloping the planet in freezing cold.
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