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By Thomas H. Burbine

Asteroid technology is a basic subject in planetary technology and is vital to furthering our realizing of planetary formation and the evolution of the sun process. Ground-based observations and missions have supplied a wealth of recent info lately, and impending missions promise additional intriguing effects. This available e-book offers a accomplished creation to asteroid technology, summarising the astronomical and geological features of asteroids. The interdisciplinary nature of asteroid technology is mirrored within the large diversity of subject matters lined, together with asteroid and meteorite category, chemical and actual houses of asteroids, observational suggestions, cratering, and the invention of asteroids and the way they're named. different chapters speak about prior, current and destiny area missions and the possibility that those our bodies pose for Earth. in line with an upper-level path on asteroids and meteorites taught through the writer, this ebook is perfect for college students, researchers scientists trying to find an outline of asteroid science.

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