Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union Symposia and Colloquia: Near Earth Objects, our Celestial Neighbors (IAU S236): Opportunity and Risk (Hardback)
  • Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union Symposia and Colloquia: Near Earth Objects, our Celestial Neighbors (IAU S236): Opportunity and Risk (Hardback)
zoom

Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union Symposia and Colloquia: Near Earth Objects, our Celestial Neighbors (IAU S236): Opportunity and Risk (Hardback)

(editor), (editor), (editor)
£103.00
Hardback 524 Pages / Published: 24/05/2007
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
Near Earth Objects (NEOs), asteroids and comets, are the closest neighbors of the Earth-Moon system. They allow research not yet possible on more distant bodies. The IAU Symposium 236 focused on the specific observation and modeling techniques for NEOs, including radar, exploration by spacecraft, measurement of non-gravitational perturbations; also on the next generation surveys expected to increase a hundred-fold the NEO discovery rate. With data from first generation NEO surveys, we now understand how they formed and evolve, dynamically and physically, opening a window on the universal astrophysical phenomenon of collision, leaving clear markings on the surfaces of planets, including the Earth. NEOs with orbits crossing that of the Earth are also a source of impact risks and potential NEO collisions with the Earth represent a long term threat. Mankind has to put in place a chain of mitigating actions; NEO astronomers have successfully put in place the first link.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521863452
Number of pages: 524
Weight: 1180 g
Dimensions: 254 x 180 x 30 mm

You may also be interested in...

Passport to Magonia
Added to basket
Wonders of the Solar System
Added to basket
Death by Black Hole
Added to basket
The Hidden Reality
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The New Cosmic Onion
Added to basket
£37.99
Paperback
Nothing: A Very Short Introduction
Added to basket
The Planets
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Philip's Guide to the Night Sky
Added to basket
Gravity's Engines
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Turn Left at Orion
Added to basket
£25.00
Spiral bound
The Night Sky Month by Month
Added to basket
DK
£12.99
Hardback
Universe
Added to basket
DK
£30.00
Hardback
Natural Symbols
Added to basket
£13.99
Paperback
Earth, Spirit of Place
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.