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Meteor showers and their parent comets

Author: Petrus Matheus Marie Jenniskens
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2006
Edition/Format:   eBook : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Meteor Showers and their Parent Comets is a unique handbook for astronomers interested in observing meteor storms and outbursts. Spectacular displays of 'shooting stars' are created when the Earth's orbit crosses a meteoroid stream, as each meteoroid causes a bright light when it enters our atmosphere at high speed. Jenniskens, an active meteor storm chaser, explains how meteoroid streams originate from the decay of  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Petrus Matheus Marie Jenniskens
ISBN: 9781316257104 131625710X 9780521853491 0521853494 9780521076357 0521076358
OCLC Number: 967604754
Notes: Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015).
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 790 Seiten)
Contents: PART I: INTRODUCTION: How meteor showers were linked to comets --
What is the core of comets? --
The formation of meteoroid streams --
Meteors from meteoroid impacts on Earth --
Comet and meteoroid orbits --
PART II: PARENT BODIES: Long-period comets --
Halley-type comets --
Jupiter-family comets --
Fading comets of the inner Solar System --
Asteroids as parent bodies of meteoroid streams --
PART III: YOUNG STREAMS FROM WATER VAPOR DRAG: Forecasting meteor storms from what planets do to dust trails --
Meteor storm chasing --
Meteor outbursts from long-period comets --
Trapped: the Leonid Filament --
The Leonid storms --
The Ursids --
The Perseids --
Other Halley-type comets --
Dust trails of Jupiter-family comets --
PART IV: YOUNG STREAMS FROM COMET FRAGMENTATION: Quadrantids --
Broken comets --
Geminids --
The sunskirting Arietids and -Aquariids --
x-Capricornids and k-Cygnids --
The Taurid complex --
PART V: OLD STREAMS AND SPORADIC METEOROIDS: Annual showers --
Dispersion from gradually evolving parent body orbits --
The ecliptic streams --
Toroidal streams --
Meteor showers from asteroids --
Sporatic meteors and the zodiacal cloud --
PART VI: IMPACT AND RELEVANCE OF METEOR SHOWERS: Impact! --
Meteor showers on other planets --
Meteors and the origin of life.
Other Titles: Meteor Showers et their Parent Comets
Responsibility: by Peter Jenniskens.

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This unique handbook for astronomers explains how meteoroid streams originate from the decay of meteoroids, comets and asteroids, and how they cause meteor showers on Earth. The author identifies all  Read more...

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