Asteroids, Meteorites, and Comets, Revised Edition PDF ePub eBook

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Asteroids, Meteorites, and Comets, Revised Edition free pdf Discusses the solar system bodies that are not one of the nine planets or their moons, including asteroids in the main asteroid belt as well as throughout the rest of the solar system, comets from both the Kuiper belt and from the much more distant Oort cloud, and the interplanetary dust left in their wakes. Also discussed are the discoveries of various asteroids, the nature of meteorites and impact craters, the orbits, sizes, and compositions of asteroids, along with the correlations scientists have made between meteorite classes and asteroids.

About Linda T Elkins-Tanton

Linda T. Elkins-Tanton , Ph.D., has a doctorate in geology and geophysics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), held a research position at Brown University, USA, and is now on the faculty at MIT. She is an expert on early planetary evolution, volcanic processes, and the connections between meteorite impacts, flood basalts, and global extinction events. She has been published in many journals, including Science- Nature Geoscience- Geology, Earth, and Planetary Science Letters- Geophysical Research Letters - and the Journal of Geophysical Research .

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Author : Linda T Elkins-Tanton
Publisher : Checkmark Books
Data Published : 01 August 2010
ISBN : 0816076960
EAN : 9780816076963
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : pages
Age + : 10-14 years
Language : English
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