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Title: Rock Legends :
Other Titles: The Asteroids and Their Discoverers /
Authors: Murdin, Paul. ;n83239074. ;
subject: Popular works. ;;Planetary science. ;sh85102652. ;;Space sciences. ;sh85125953. ;;Astronomy.;Popular Science. ;;Popular Science in Astronomy. ;;Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Sciences. ;;Planetary science. ;sh85102652. ;;520 ; 23 ;;QB1-991 ;
Year: 2016
place: Cham :
Publisher: Springer International Publishing :
Imprint: Springer,
Series/Report no.: Springer Praxis Books. ;
Springer Praxis books. ;no2014129609. ;
Abstract: 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. < Originally regarded as 2vermin of the skies,3 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 2minor3 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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Title: Rock Legends :
Other Titles: The Asteroids and Their Discoverers /
Authors: Murdin, Paul. ;n83239074. ;
subject: Popular works. ;;Planetary science. ;sh85102652. ;;Space sciences. ;sh85125953. ;;Astronomy.;Popular Science. ;;Popular Science in Astronomy. ;;Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Sciences. ;;Planetary science. ;sh85102652. ;;520 ; 23 ;;QB1-991 ;
Year: 2016
place: Cham :
Publisher: Springer International Publishing :
Imprint: Springer,
Series/Report no.: Springer Praxis Books. ;
Springer Praxis books. ;no2014129609. ;
Abstract: 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. < Originally regarded as 2vermin of the skies,3 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 2minor3 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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Printed edition: ; 9783319318356. ;

URI: http://46.100.53.162/handle/Ebook/134021
http://46.100.53.162/handle/Ebook/72795
ISBN: 9783319318363 ;
9783319318356 (print) ;
Appears in Collections:نجوم

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Title: Rock Legends :
Other Titles: The Asteroids and Their Discoverers /
Authors: Murdin, Paul. ;n83239074. ;
subject: Popular works. ;;Planetary science. ;sh85102652. ;;Space sciences. ;sh85125953. ;;Astronomy.;Popular Science. ;;Popular Science in Astronomy. ;;Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Sciences. ;;Planetary science. ;sh85102652. ;;520 ; 23 ;;QB1-991 ;
Year: 2016
place: Cham :
Publisher: Springer International Publishing :
Imprint: Springer,
Series/Report no.: Springer Praxis Books. ;
Springer Praxis books. ;no2014129609. ;
Abstract: 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. < Originally regarded as 2vermin of the skies,3 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 2minor3 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. ;
Description: SpringerLink (Online service) ;no2005046756. ;


Printed edition: ; 9783319318356. ;

URI: http://46.100.53.162/handle/Ebook/134021
http://46.100.53.162/handle/Ebook/72795
ISBN: 9783319318363 ;
9783319318356 (print) ;
Appears in Collections:نجوم

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