Celestial Bodies In Orbi

Astronomy

Astronomy

Astronomy is one of the oldest natural sciences. From ancient times, people have recorded methodical observations of objects in the night sky and attempted to understand the mysteries of the universe. This title provides an engaging and up-to-date presentation of fundamental astronomy facts and principles. The text clearly explains the nature of celestial bodies such as the planets, dwarf planets, stars, moons, asteroids, and comets. It also examines the tools and techniques used by today's astronomers, including high-tech telescopes, spectroscopy, and computer modeling. Enhanced with illuminating images, this title is an ideal introduction to astronomy for a range of readers.

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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author : Samuel Kazlow
Publisher : The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Release : 2014-07-15
Total Pages : 131 Pages
ISBN : 9781622754069


A Manual Of Natural Philosophy By J L Comstock Edited And Largely Augmented By Richard D Hoblyn New Edition Etc

A Manual Of Natural Philosophy By J L Comstock Edited And Largely Augmented By Richard D Hoblyn New Edition Etc

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Author : John Lee COMSTOCK
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Release : 1860
Total Pages : 525 Pages
ISBN : BL:A0018317463


Rock Legends

Rock Legends

This book relates the history of asteroid discoveries and christenings, from those of the early pioneering giants of Hersehel and Piazzi to modern-day amateurs. Moving from history and anecdotal information to science, the book's structure is provided by the names of the asteroids, including one named after the author. Free from a need to conform to scientific naming conventions, the names evidence hero-worship, sycophancy, avarice, vanity, whimsy, erudition and wit, revealing the human side of astronomers, especially where controversy has followed the christening. Murdin draws from extensive historical records to explore the debate over these names. Each age reveals its own biases and preferences in the naming process. “/p> Originally regarded as “vermin of the skies,” asteroids are minor planets, rocky scraps left over from the formation of the larger planets, or broken fragments of worlds that have collided. Their scientific classification as “minor” planets makes them seem unimportant, but over the past decades asteroids have been acknowledged to be key players in the Solar System. This view of their starring role even alters the trajectories of spacecraft: NASA’s policy for new space missions en route to the outer planets is that they must divert to study passing asteroids whenever possible. This book provides for readers a complete tour of the fascinating world of asteroids.

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Genre : Science
Author : Paul Murdin
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2016-07-13
Total Pages : 207 Pages
ISBN : 9783319318363


Discovering Eris

Discovering Eris

In astrology, each planet in our solar system is symbolically associated with specific archetypes, characteristics, themes and patterns in human experience. The discovery in 2005 of Eris -- a dwarf planet beyond Pluto -- was therefore an event of great significance for astrology as well as astronomy. In this unique book, Keiron Le Grice considers the astrological significance of Eris. How, he asks, can we determine Eris's meaning? What archetypal themes is it associated with? In what ways might the myths of Eris, the Greek goddess of strife, be relevant to the astrological meaning? What can Eris's discovery tell us about the evolutionary challenges we now face? Drawing on a wide variety of perspectives -- including mythology, ecology, religion, history, philosophy and Jungian psychology -- Le Grice carefully constructs a multi-faceted picture of Eris's possible meaning, helping to illuminate the unprecedented events of our time and providing clues to our possible future directions.

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Genre : Science
Author : Keiron Le Grice
Publisher : Floris Books
Release : 2012-03-22
Total Pages : 160 Pages
ISBN : 9780863158858


The Universal English Dictionary

The Universal English Dictionary

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Author : James Barclay
Publisher :
Release : 1844
Total Pages : 1070 Pages
ISBN : UCAL:$C190983


Treaty On Outer Space

Treaty On Outer Space

Considers U.S. ratification of the Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space Including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies developed from UN deliberations. Includes text of treaty, p. 119-131.

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Genre : Space industrialization
Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Foreign Relations
Publisher :
Release : 1967
Total Pages : 162 Pages
ISBN : MINN:31951P00737323P


Hearings Reports And Prints Of The Senate Committee On Foreign Relations

Hearings Reports And Prints Of The Senate Committee On Foreign Relations

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Genre : Legislative hearings
Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Foreign Relations
Publisher :
Release : 1967
Total Pages : 1444 Pages
ISBN : UCAL:B3566421


Treaty On Outer Space

Treaty On Outer Space

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Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations
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Release : 1967
Total Pages : 162 Pages
ISBN : STANFORD:36105117861273


Asteroids And Dwarf Planets And How To Observe Them

Asteroids And Dwarf Planets And How To Observe Them

Dwarf planets (which were formerly called asteroids except for the planet Pluto), and the smaller Solar System bodies still called asteroids today, are making front page news, particularly those that are newly discovered and those that might present a hazard to life on Earth by impacting our planet. In this age of giant telescopes and space probes, these small Solar System bodies have advanced from being tiny points of light to bodies worthy of widespread study. This book describes the dwarf planets and asteroids themselves, their origins, orbits, and composition, and at how amateur astronomers can play a part in their detection, tracking, and imaging. The book is divided into two parts. Part I describes physical properties (including taxonomic types) of dwarf planets and asteroids, how they formed in the early life of the Solar System, and how they evolved to their present positions, groups, and families. It also covers the properties used to define these small Solar System bodies: magnitude, rotation rates (described by their light-curves), and orbital characteristics. Part II opens with a description of the hardware and software an amateur or practical astronomer needs to observe and also to image asteroids. Then numerous observing techniques are covered in depth. Finally, there are lists of relevant amateur and professional organizations and how to submit your own observations to them.

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Genre : Science
Author : Roger Dymock
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2010-11-01
Total Pages : 248 Pages
ISBN : 9781441964397


The Royal English Dictionary Or A Treasury Of The English Language

The Royal English Dictionary Or A Treasury Of The English Language

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Genre :
Author : Daniel Fenning
Publisher :
Release : 1763
Total Pages : 1004 Pages
ISBN : OXFORD:590357666