Space Sciences Series of ISSI

Origin and Early Evolution of Comet Nuclei

Workshop honouring Johannes Geiss on the occasion of his 80th birthday

Editors: Balsiger, H., Altwegg-von Burg, K., Huebner, W.F., Owen, T., Schulz, R. (Eds.)

  • Gives guidance for future investigations in space, in the laboratory and in theoretical studies
  • Presents new data from recent comet missions and remote sensing, as well as progress in modeling and theory that have advanced the field
  • The origin and evolution of comet nuclei is key to understanding the origin of the solar system
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About this book

Comet nuclei are the most primitive bodies in the solar system. They have been created far away from the early Sun and it is supposed that their material has been altered the least since their formation.

This volume presents the results of a scientific workshop on comet nuclei and is written by experts working on interstellar clouds, star-forming regions, the solar nebula, and comets. The articles formulate the current understanding and interconnectivity of the various source regions of comet nuclei and their associated compositions and orbital characteristics. This includes a discussion on the transport of materials into the Kuiper belt and Oort cloud regions of the solar system. The distinction between direct measurements of cometary material properties and properties derived from indirect means are emphasized with the aim to guide future investigations.

This book serves as a guide for researchers and graduate students working in the field of planetology and solar system exploration. It should also help to influence the planning of scientific strategies for the encounter of the Rosetta spacecraft with Comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • Foreword

    Balsiger, Hans

    Pages 1-3

  • Origins of Cometary Materials

    Huebner, W. F.

    Pages 5-25

  • Origin of Comet Nuclei and Dynamics

    Fernández, Julio A.

    Pages 27-42

  • Reservoir for Comet Material: Circumstellar Grains

    Hoppe, Peter

    Pages 43-57

  • Interstellar Reservoirs of Cometary Matter

    Charnley, S. B. (et al.)

    Pages 59-73

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eBook $189.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4419-2749-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Origin and Early Evolution of Comet Nuclei
Book Subtitle
Workshop honouring Johannes Geiss on the occasion of his 80th birthday
Editors
  • Hans Balsiger
  • Kathrin Altwegg-von Burg
  • Walter F. Huebner
  • Tobias Owen
  • Rita Schulz
Series Title
Space Sciences Series of ISSI
Series Volume
28
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-85455-7
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-85455-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-85454-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-2749-1
Series ISSN
1385-7525
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IV, 320
Number of Illustrations and Tables
35 illustrations in colour
Additional Information
Reprinted from Space Science Reviews journal, Vol. 138,1-4, 2008
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