By Thomas H. Burbine

Asteroid technology is a basic subject in planetary technology and is essential to furthering our figuring out of planetary formation and the evolution of the sun procedure. Ground-based observations and missions have supplied a wealth of latest info in recent times, and coming near near missions promise extra fascinating effects. This obtainable e-book offers a complete advent to asteroid technological know-how, summarising the astronomical and geological features of asteroids. The interdisciplinary nature of asteroid technology is mirrored within the extensive diversity of issues coated, together with asteroid and meteorite class, chemical and actual homes of asteroids, observational recommendations, cratering, and the invention of asteroids and the way they're named. different chapters talk about earlier, current and destiny house missions and the danger that those our bodies pose for Earth. in accordance with an upper-level path on asteroids and meteorites taught via the writer, this e-book is perfect for college kids, researchers scientists searching for an outline of asteroid science.

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