The Resource Cosmic Debris : What It Is and What We Can Do About It, by Jonathan Powell, (electronic resource)

Cosmic Debris : What It Is and What We Can Do About It, by Jonathan Powell, (electronic resource)

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Cosmic Debris : What It Is and What We Can Do About It
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Cosmic Debris
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What It Is and What We Can Do About It
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by Jonathan Powell
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eng
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This book examines the mysterious and the well-studied debris in Earth’s crowded neighborhood. From orbiting comets to the workings of the Asteroid Belt, and from meteor showers to our home-grown network of orbiting satellites, the full diversity of space objects and the debris they create is explored. Powell also discusses some of the current research techniques used to find potentially harmful rogue elements, with an emphasis on keeping watch for any objects that may intersect Earth’s orbit. Such bodies also impact other worlds, and much has been learned from observing these encounters. The information in this book is intended to foster thought about the universe in which we live, but without overloading its readers with numbers and lecture-room analysis. Like a good thriller, it allows its readers to pace themselves with the story and, by the end, encourages them to draw their own conclusions
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Powell, Jonathan
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QB1-991
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non fiction
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Astronomers' Universe,
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  • Popular works
  • Planetary science
  • Astronomy
  • Aerospace engineering
  • Astronautics
  • Popular Science
  • Popular Science in Astronomy
  • Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astronautics)
  • Planetology
  • Aerospace Technology and Astronautics
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Cosmic Debris : What It Is and What We Can Do About It, by Jonathan Powell, (electronic resource)
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mixed
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online resource
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Contents
Chapter 1: Defining Cosmic Debris -- Chapter 2: Minor Planets and Asteroids -- Chapter 3: Comets -- Chapter 4: Meteors and Meteorites -- Chapter 5: Fireballs -- Chapter 6: Near Earth Objects -- Chapter 7: Life Givers or Life Takers? -- Chapter 8: Our Own Debris -- Chapter 9: Observing Meteors and Meteor Showers -- Chapter 10: Observing Comets and Asteroids -- Chapter 11: Endgame -- Glossary -- Index
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unknown
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VII, 267 p. 35 illus. in color.
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electronic
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9783319510163
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uncompressed
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computer
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rdamedia
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10.1007/978-3-319-51016-3
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online resource.
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remote
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(DE-He213)978-3-319-51016-3
Label
Cosmic Debris : What It Is and What We Can Do About It, by Jonathan Powell, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chapter 1: Defining Cosmic Debris -- Chapter 2: Minor Planets and Asteroids -- Chapter 3: Comets -- Chapter 4: Meteors and Meteorites -- Chapter 5: Fireballs -- Chapter 6: Near Earth Objects -- Chapter 7: Life Givers or Life Takers? -- Chapter 8: Our Own Debris -- Chapter 9: Observing Meteors and Meteor Showers -- Chapter 10: Observing Comets and Asteroids -- Chapter 11: Endgame -- Glossary -- Index
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
VII, 267 p. 35 illus. in color.
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9783319510163
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-51016-3
Other physical details
online resource.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(DE-He213)978-3-319-51016-3

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