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Asteroids.

Author: Curtis Peebles
Publisher: Smithsonian, 2016.
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Asteroids suggest images of a catastrophic impact with Earth, triggering infernos, tidal waves, famine, and death-but these scenarios have obscured the larger story of how asteroids have been discovered and studied. During the past two centuries, the quest for knowledge about asteroids has involved eminent scientists and amateur astronomers, patient research and sudden intuition, advanced technology and the simplest  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Peebles, Curtis.
Asteroids.
Smithsonian, 2016
(OCoLC)47823019
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Curtis Peebles
ISBN: 1944466045 9781944466046
OCLC Number: 948780604
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Chapter 1 1. Discovery of the Asteroids Chapter 2 2. Vermin of the Skies Chapter 3 3. The Modern Era Chapter 4 4. Apollos, Amors, Atens, and Close Calls: The Near-Earth Asteroids Chapter 5 5. Far Frontiers: From the Trojans to the Kuiper Belt Chapter 6 6. Asteroid Space Missions Chapter 7 7. The Name's the Thing! Chapter 8 8. 3043 San Diego: The Unwanted Honor Chapter 9 9. Impact Chapter 10 10. Shoemaker-Levy 9 Chapter 11 11. Planetary Defense Chapter 12 12. The Third Century of Asteroid Studies

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This history of asteroids explains how ideas about asteroids have evolved and provides insights into the evolution of scientific ideas. The author covers all aspects of asteroid investigation, such  Read more...

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