By Thomas H. Burbine

Asteroid technology is a basic subject in planetary technological know-how and is vital to furthering our figuring out 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 impending missions promise extra interesting effects. This obtainable booklet provides a complete creation to asteroid technology, summarising the astronomical and geological features of asteroids. The interdisciplinary nature of asteroid technology is mirrored within the large variety of subject matters coated, together with asteroid and meteorite category, chemical and actual houses of asteroids, observational ideas, cratering, and the invention of asteroids and the way they're named. different chapters speak about earlier, current and destiny area missions and the risk that those our bodies pose for Earth. in keeping with an upper-level direction on asteroids and meteorites taught by means of the writer, this booklet is perfect for college students, researchers scientists searching for an summary of asteroid science.

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