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Encyclopedia of space and astronomy

Author: Joseph A Angelo
Publisher: New York, NY : Facts on File, ©2006.
Series: Facts on File science library.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Encyclopedia of Space and Astronomy covers this timely and popular topic in a clear, comprehensive manner. Offering a complete presentation of the main concepts, terms, facilities, and people in astronomy, the encyclopedia pays special attention to space-based astronomy and space exploration. Broad coverage includes terms such as astrophysics, planetary science, and cosmology, as well as both American and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Encyclopedias
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph A Angelo
ISBN: 9780816053308 0816053308
OCLC Number: 57366514
Notes: Includes index.
Description: ix, 740 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.
Contents: "We are made of stardust" --
"Moon bases and the third millennium" --
"The ballistic missile --
a revolution in warfare" --
"Cape Canaveral : the American stairway to the stars" --
"Hazards of space travel" --
"Switchboards in the sky" --
"Will it rain on my parade?" --
"Reaching beyond the solar system" --
"Role of the radioisotope thermoelectric generator (RTG) in space exploration --
"Space technology and national security" --
"Space-age archaeology" --
"Space-age guardian angels" --
"Consequences of interstellar contact" --
"Mariner : the family of NASA spacecraft that changed our understanding of the inner solar system" --
"Cosmic consequences of space exploration."
Series Title: Facts on File science library.
Responsibility: Joseph A. Angelo, Jr.
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Offering a complete presentation of the main concepts, terms, facilities, and people in astronomy, the encyclopedia pays special attention to space-based astronomy and space exploration.  Read more...

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