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Near-Earth Objects: Finding Them Before They Find Us

Donald K. Yeomans
Format
Book
Published
Princeton : Princeton University Press, c2013.
Language
English
ISBN
9780691149295 (hardcover : alk. paper), 0691149291 (hardcover : alk. paper)
Contents
  • Earth's closest neighbors
  • The solar system's origin : the classical view
  • How and where do near-Earth objects form?
  • Near-Earth objects as the enablers and destroyers of life
  • Discovering and tracking near-Earth objects
  • The nature of asteroids and comets
  • Nature's natural resources and the human exploration of our solar system
  • Near-Earth objects as threats to Earth
  • Predicting the likelihood of an Earth impact
  • Deflecting an Earth-threatening near-Earth object.
Description
xiv, 172 p. : ill. ; 24cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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