Physics Of Comets (3rd Edition) (World Scientific Series In Astronomy And Astrophysics 12 3rd Revised edition)

Physics Of Comets (3rd Edition) (World Scientific Series In Astronomy And Astrophysics 12 3rd Revised edition)

By: K. S. Krishna Swamy (author)Hardback

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Description

This revised edition places a unique emphasis on all the new results from ground-based, satellites and space missions - detection of molecule H2 and prompt emission lines of OH for the first time; discovery of X-rays in comets; observed diversity in chemical composition among comets; the puzzle of the constancy of spin temperature; the well-established mineralogy of cometary dust; extensive theoretical modeling carried out for understanding the observed effects; the similarity in the mineralogy of dust in circumstellar shell of stars, comets, meteorites, asteroids and IDPs, thus indicating the generic relationship between them.

Contents

General Introduction; Dynamics; Physical Aspects; Spectra; Spectra of Coma; Gas-Production Rates in Coma; Dust Tail; Light Scattering Theory; The Nature of Dust Particles; Ion Tails; Nucleus; Origin; Relation to Other Solar System Objects; Problems and Prospects.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9789814291118
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 460
  • ID: 9789814291118
  • ISBN10: 9814291110
  • edition: 3rd Revised edition

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