Trans-Neptunian Objects and Comets
BeschreibungThe study of the Solar system, particularly of its newly discovered outer parts, is one of the hottest topics in modern astrophysics with great potential for revealing fundamental clues about the origin of planets and even the emergence of life. The three lecturers of the 35th Saas-Fee Advanced Course, which have been updated and collected in this volume, cover the field from observational, theoretical and numerical perspectives.
InhaltsverzeichnisDavid Jewitt: Kuiper Belt and Comets: An Observational Perspective.- Alessandro Morbidelli: Comets and Their Reservoirs: Current Dynamics and Primordial Evolution.- Heike Rauer: Comets.
PortraitDavid Jewitt is professor at the University of Hawaii and joint discoverer (with Jane Luu) of the first trans-Neptunian object, 1992 QB1.
Alessandro Morbidelli is researcher at Nice Observatory and winner of the Urey Prize of the Division of Planetary Sciences of the American Astronomical Society in 2000.
Heike Rauer is professor at the Free University of Berlin and staff scientist at the DLR institute for Planetary Research. She is joint discoverer of the sodium tail of comet Hale-Bopp.
Untertitel: Swiss Society for Astrophysics and Astronomy. 'Saas-Fee Advanced Courses'. Gb. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Springer-Verlag GmbH
Erscheinungsdatum: Dezember 2007