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The Resource Meteorites : the story of our solar system, Caroline Smith, Sara Russell & Natasha Almeida

Meteorites : the story of our solar system, Caroline Smith, Sara Russell & Natasha Almeida

Label
Meteorites : the story of our solar system
Title
Meteorites
Title remainder
the story of our solar system
Statement of responsibility
Caroline Smith, Sara Russell & Natasha Almeida
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Contributor
Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"A well-illustrated overview of the science and (literal) impact of these space rocks." -- Science News, on the first edition Leading experts in the field provide a compelling introduction to the space rocks that enter Earth's atmosphere at speeds ranging from 25,000 mph to 160,000 mph. Scientists estimate that about 48.5 tons of meteoritic material falls on the Earth each day. These messengers from space give us a unique insight into the nature of the material that was present when our solar system formed. Many of the specimen meteorites in this second edition were re-photographed to improve quality, and the optical microscopy shots were updated. There is also much new information on discoveries and developments in the study of meteorites, including: Meteorite falls and craters, and new information on ones previously covered Use of weather radar to detect and analyze meteorites, such as the 28,000 mph January 18, 2018, Michigan "fireball" How astrophysicists determine if a meteorite comes from Mars, and information about the Martian meteorites found to date Updated information on the results of the European Space Agency's Rosetta Mission in which a controlled impact was successfully completed into Comet 67P after investigating it with a probe for more than two years. Co-author Sara Russell, who is part of NASA's Mars program, provides the latest news about NASA's Mars programs, including the Mars Rover, which landed in 2016
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PABRO
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1976-
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Smith, Caroline
Dewey number
523.5/1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QB755
LC item number
.S58 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1966-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Russell, Sara S.
  • Almeida, Natasha
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  • Meteorites
  • Meteorites
  • Astronomy
Label
Meteorites : the story of our solar system, Caroline Smith, Sara Russell & Natasha Almeida
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 123-124) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BRD2018956220
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
128 pages
Isbn
9780228101741
Lccn
2018956220
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1057857233
Label
Meteorites : the story of our solar system, Caroline Smith, Sara Russell & Natasha Almeida
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 123-124) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BRD2018956220
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
128 pages
Isbn
9780228101741
Lccn
2018956220
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1057857233

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