Destination Asteroids Comets and Meteors

Destination Asteroids  Comets  and Meteors

Discusses the debris that can be found in the solar system, including how they are formed, what they are made of, and how they were discovered.

Author: Giles Sparrow

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781435834491

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Discusses the debris that can be found in the solar system, including how they are formed, what they are made of, and how they were discovered.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Asteroids Comets Meteors 1993

Asteroids  Comets  Meteors 1993

It has been organized by the Astronomical Observatory of Torino and by the Lunar and Planetary Institute of Houston. It has been a very large meeting, with 323 registered participants from 38 countries.

Author: A. Milani

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401111485

Category: Science

Page: 503

View: 932

THE MEETING The IAU Symposium 160 ASTEROIDS COMETS METEORS 1999 has been held at Villa Carlotta in Belgirate, on the shore of Lago Maggiore (Italy), from June 14 to June 18, 1993. It has been organized by the Astronomical Observatory of Torino and by the Lunar and Planetary Institute of Houston. It has been a very large meeting, with 323 registered participants from 38 countries. The scientific program included 29 invited reviews, 106 oral communications, and 215 posters. The subjects covered included all the aspects of the studies of the minor bodies of the solar system, including asteroids, comets, meteors, meteorites, interplanetary dust, with special focus on the interrelationships between these. The meeting was structured as follows. 5 morning plenary sessions have been devoted to invited reviews on: (1) search programs (2) populations of small bodies (3) dynamics (4) physical observations and modelling (5) origin and evolution. Two afternoon plenary sessions have been devoted to space missions to small bodies and to interrelationships between the different populations. The afternoon parallel sessions have been devoted to: dynamics of comets; Toutatis, Ida, Gaspra; physical processes in cometary comae and tails; meteorites; the cosmogonic message from cometary nuclei; physics of asteroids; the interplanetary dust complex; comet nuclei; meteors; composition and material properties of comets; dynamics of asteroids.
Categories: Science

Seven Wonders of Asteroids Comets and Meteors

Seven Wonders of Asteroids  Comets  and Meteors

They classified these leftovers into categories such as asteroids, comets, and meteors. In this book, we'll explore seven wonders of asteroids, comets, and meteors.

Author: Ron Miller

Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books

ISBN: 9780761372790

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

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From earliest times, humans have wondered about the sky above them and have studied all visible objects. People began to identify differences between stars and planets, and as technology advanced with telescopes and space probes, they sought deeper understanding of the millions of bits of debris rocketing through the solar system. Scientists determined that most of these objects are left over from the creation of the planets and their moons. They classified these leftovers into categories such as asteroids, comets, and meteors. In this book, we'll explore seven wonders of asteroids, comets, and meteors. Ceres is a huge mountain-sized asteroid that orbits with other asteroids between Mars and Jupiter. Other marvels include Ganymede, the largest asteroid in the group called Earthgrazers or Near-Earth Objects, and Halley's comet, a ball of ice, that passes Earth every seventy-five or so years. We'll also explore the amazing impact that space debris can have on planets and moons. The Borealis Basin, a wondrous crater more than 5,000 miles across, formed when an asteroid collided with Mars in the ancient past. Then we will travel to the far-off Kuiper belt, where as many as 200 million icy bodies orbit, and wonder at the mystery of planetlike objects, such as Pluto and Charon. Finally, we ll can experience a space wonder firsthand by standing outside on a night in August to watch the spectacular Perseid meteor shower fill the sky.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Asteroids Comets and Meteorites

Asteroids  Comets  and Meteorites

Looks at asteroids, comets and meteorites, including what they are, how they are formed, how they have affected the history of Earth, and definitions of related terms.

Author: Jon Erickson

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438109626

Category: Asteroids

Page: 273

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The impact event that led to the extinction of the dinosaurs was not an isolated occurrence, for, as the foreword writer reminds us, a near-miss with an asteroid occurred in 1996. Erickson, an independent Colorado-based geologist, provides students beginning to study the Earth sciences and general readers with a lucid introduction to the bearers of such planetary impacts and their ongoing role in shaping our solar system. The book features numerous b&w illustrations, including recent photos taken from spacecraft, and a glossary with a pronunciation guide.
Categories: Asteroids

Asteroids Comets and Meteors

Asteroids  Comets  and Meteors

Discusses the debris that can be found in the solar system, including how they are formed, what they are made of, and how they were discovered.

Author: Giles Sparrow

Publisher: Heinemann/Raintree

ISBN: 1588100375

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

View: 497

Discusses the debris that can be found in the solar system, including how they are formed, what they are made of, and how they were discovered.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Space Objects

Space Objects

Describes comets, asteroids, and meteors, how they are studied, and their effect on Earth.

Author: Steve Parker

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1404237380

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 874

Describes comets, asteroids, and meteors, how they are studied, and their effect on Earth.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Comets Asteroids and Meteors

Comets  Asteroids  and Meteors

What are comets and asteroids like, and could we ever visit one? Taking the form of an imaginary trip, this book explores the science and history of these objects, looking at recent studies and possibilities for the future.

Author: Stuart Atkinson

Publisher: Raintree

ISBN: 9781406239805

Category: Asteroids

Page: 48

View: 617

What are comets and asteroids like, and could we ever visit one? Taking the form of an imaginary trip, this book explores the science and history of these objects, looking at recent studies and possibilities for the future.
Categories: Asteroids

Solar System Asteroids Comets and Meteors

Solar System  Asteroids  Comets and Meteors

This Level 2 series has less repetition and there is more text than Level 1, making them slightly more challenging. However, the varied, simple sentence structure results in a rewarding reading experience.

Author: Rosalind Mist

Publisher:

ISBN: 1781712107

Category: Asteroids

Page: 24

View: 724

How long is a day on Uranus? How far away is Neptune? What are the dwarf planets? Learn the answers to these questions and many more fascinating facts about Uranus, Neptune and the dwarf planets in this dazzling book from QED.Through straightforward sentence structure and enlightening images, readers with a wide range of reading ability can enjoy these titles.This Level 2 series has less repetition and there is more text than Level 1, making them slightly more challenging. However, the varied, simple sentence structure results in a rewarding reading experience. These exciting titles will help to build the confidence of young readers whilst they enjoy learning about the solar system and all the planets and stars that are out there!
Categories: Asteroids

Asteroids Comets and Meteors

Asteroids  Comets  and Meteors

Chronicles the formation of the solar system, particularly how asteroids, comets, and meteors were formed, and relates how astronomers learn about the existence and characteristics of these bodies.

Author: Ron Miller

Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books

ISBN: 0761323635

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

View: 810

Chronicles the formation of the solar system, particularly how asteroids, comets, and meteors were formed, and relates how astronomers learn about the existence and characteristics of these bodies.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Killer Rocks from Outer Space

Killer Rocks from Outer Space

Describes the role that collisions with meteors, comets, and asteroids have played in the history of Earth and other planets in the solar system and examines what is being done to protect Earth from future collisions.

Author: Steven N. Koppes

Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books

ISBN: 0822528614

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 284

Describes the role that collisions with meteors, comets, and asteroids have played in the history of Earth and other planets in the solar system and examines what is being done to protect Earth from future collisions.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Meteors and Comets

Meteors and Comets

Introduces comets and meteors, describing what they are, how they move through the solar system, and how they are studied.

Author: Gregory L. Vogt

Publisher: Lerner Publications

ISBN: 9780761359296

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 942

Introduces comets and meteors, describing what they are, how they move through the solar system, and how they are studied.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Fire in the Sky

Fire in the Sky

An accessible and interesting presentation of the diverse range of historical material about comets.

Author: Roberta J. M. Olson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521663598

Category: Art

Page: 383

View: 619

An accessible and interesting presentation of the diverse range of historical material about comets.
Categories: Art

Mysteries of Meteors Asteroids and Comets

Mysteries of Meteors  Asteroids  and Comets

What are asteroids, comets, and meteors made of?

Author: Ellen Labrecque

Publisher: Capstone Press

ISBN: 9781496687166

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 246

What are asteroids, comets, and meteors made of? What can scientists do if an asteroid is headed toward Earth? Learn how astronomers prepare for space objects hitting Earth, from tracking them to building asteroid-hunting telescopes. Budding astronomers will learn all about meteors, asteroids, and comets, including the history of asteroids hitting Earth and the differences between space rocks.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Asteroids Comets and Meteors

Asteroids  Comets  and Meteors

Explains the differences between comets, asteroids, and meteors, describes the various kinds of small objects that may be found in the solar system, and provides information on the search for these phenomena.

Author: Gregory Vogt

Publisher: Raintree

ISBN: 0739831127

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 972

Explains the differences between comets, asteroids, and meteors, describes the various kinds of small objects that may be found in the solar system, and provides information on the search for these phenomena.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Asteroids Comets and Meteors

Asteroids  Comets  and Meteors

Introduces asteroids, comets and meteors, including their origin, composition, orbits, and effects on Earth and other bodies in the solar system.

Author: Robin Kerrod

Publisher: Lerner Publications

ISBN: 0822539055

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 680

Introduces asteroids, comets and meteors, including their origin, composition, orbits, and effects on Earth and other bodies in the solar system.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Observing Comets Asteroids Meteors and the Zodiacal Light

Observing Comets  Asteroids  Meteors  and the Zodiacal Light

This is rounded off with an invaluable list of centres world-wide to contact with your details of unusual sightings.

Author: Stephen J. Edberg

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521420032

Category: Nature

Page: 243

View: 168

When can you see fireballs and who should you contact if you spot one? When is it best to hunt for comets and meteors and whereabouts? How do you gauge the size of the coma in the head of a comet and estimate its degree of condensation? Clear and easy to use, this guide shows you how to make successful and valuable observations and records of comets, asteroids, meteors and the zodiacal light. For each topic the historical background and current scientific understanding support a wealth of observational techniques. Comet observers are shown techniques for search and discovery. They can learn how to make visual estimates of brightness and size, and how to make photographic studies of cometary heads and tails. Asteroid hunters will find a 'life list' of quarry and guidelines on how to search for these objects and then how to photograph or electronically image them. Fruitful photographic and electronic methods for studying meteors and meteor showers are provided. Visual and photographic techniques show you how to examine the often elusive zodiacal light. The more adventurous are provided with advanced techniques on how to make successful astrometric, spectroscopic and electronic observations. This is rounded off with an invaluable list of centres world-wide to contact with your details of unusual sightings.
Categories: Nature

Comets and Meteors

Comets and Meteors

Author: Daniel Kirkwood

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433069112542

Category: Comets

Page: 97

View: 501

Categories: Comets

Asteroids Meteors and Comets

Asteroids  Meteors  and Comets

With its age-appropriate text, helpful charts, colorful design, and vivid illustrations and photography, this series is perfect for students working on reports and projects or for the budding astronomer fascinated by what exists beyond our ...

Author: Josepha Sherman

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

ISBN: 0761445625

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 514

With its age-appropriate text, helpful charts, colorful design, and vivid illustrations and photography, this series is perfect for students working on reports and projects or for the budding astronomer fascinated by what exists beyond our planet.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction