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By Thomas H. Burbine

Asteroid technology is a primary subject in planetary technology and is vital to furthering our knowing of planetary formation and the evolution of the sun process. Ground-based observations and missions have supplied a wealth of recent information in recent times, and approaching missions promise additional fascinating effects. This obtainable ebook provides a accomplished advent to asteroid technology, summarising the astronomical and geological features of asteroids. The interdisciplinary nature of asteroid technology is mirrored within the vast variety of subject matters lined, together with asteroid and meteorite category, chemical and actual homes of asteroids, observational suggestions, cratering, and the invention of asteroids and the way they're named. different chapters talk about prior, current and destiny house missions and the chance that those our bodies pose for Earth. in line with an upper-level direction on asteroids and meteorites taught through the writer, this booklet is perfect for college kids, researchers scientists searching for an outline of asteroid science.

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