Trans-Neptunian Objects and Comets : Saas-Fee Advanced Course 35. Swiss Society for Astrophysics and Astronomy

In the last two decades of the 20th century, we obtained our first detailed look at a cometary nucleus and detected objects in the Kuiper-Edgeworth Belt for the first time. These two observations have resulted in a major leap forward in our understanding of small bodies in our Solar System. Combined...

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Main Authors: Jewitt, D., Morbidelli, A. (Author), Rauer, H. (Author)
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Other Authors: Altwegg, Kathrin (Editor)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Berlin, Heidelberg Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2008, 2008
Edition:1st ed. 2008
Series:Saas-Fee Advanced Course
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:In the last two decades of the 20th century, we obtained our first detailed look at a cometary nucleus and detected objects in the Kuiper-Edgeworth Belt for the first time. These two observations have resulted in a major leap forward in our understanding of small bodies in our Solar System. Combined with powerful new approaches to the study of Solar System dynamics, progress within the last 20 years has been staggering. This book attempts to synthesize these new findings in a manner which is readable for new graduate students in the field
Physical Description:XII, 258 p. 132 illus., 18 illus. in color online resource
ISBN:9783540719588