Based on the latest scientific research. Cosmic Pinball details what is happening right here in our planetary neighborhood. It pieces together the story of "rogue rocks" -- from the benevolent Leonid meteor showers, to Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9's powerful impact on Jupiter, to the KT Event asteroid that is currently credited with wiping out the dinosaurs. Going beyond millennial hype. Cosmic Pinball provides a unique framework tying together both history and today's research -- to prevent a sound overview of the science of comets, meteors, and asteroids.
Summers and Allen have brought together three leading astronomers who are at the forefront of this cutting-edge field: Guy Consolmagno, Ph.D., Vatican Observatory: Daniel David Durda, Ph.D., University of Colorado at Boulder: David Kring, Ph. D., University of Arizona at Tucson.
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Book Description Mcgraw-Hill, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0071354603
Book Description Mcgraw-Hill, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0071354603
Book Description Mcgraw-Hill, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. New item. Bookseller Inventory # QX-003-30-3727003