Saas-Fee Advanced Course

Trans-Neptunian Objects and Comets

Saas-Fee Advanced Course 35. Swiss Society for Astrophysics and Astronomy

Authors: Jewitt, D., Morbidelli, A., Rauer, H.

Editors: Altwegg-von Burg, Kathrin, Benz, Willy, Thomas, Nicolas (Eds.)

  • Offers comprehensive coverage of Transneptunian Objects and Comets for advanced students and young researchers
  • Features the updated lectures notes of the Saas-Fee Advanced Course 35
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About this book

In the last two decades of the 20th century, we obtained our first detailed look at a cometary nucleus and detected objects in the Kuiper-Edgeworth Belt for the first time. These two observations have resulted in a major leap forward in our understanding of small bodies in our Solar System. Combined with powerful new approaches to the study of Solar System dynamics, progress within the last 20 years has been staggering. This book attempts to synthesize these new findings in a manner which is readable for new graduate students in the field.

About the authors

David Jewitt is professor at the University of Hawaii and joint discoverer (with Jane Luu) of the first trans-Neptunian object, 1992 QB1.

Alessandro Morbidelli is researcher at Nice Observatory and winner of the Urey Prize of the Division of Planetary Sciences of the American Astronomical Society in 2000.

Heike Rauer is professor at the Free University of Berlin and staff scientist at the DLR institute for Planetary Research. She is joint discoverer of the sodium tail of comet Hale-Bopp.

Table of contents (3 chapters)

  • Kuiper Belt and Comets: An Observational Perspective

    Jewitt, D.

    Pages 1-78

  • Comets and Their Reservoirs: Current Dynamics and Primordial Evolution

    Morbidelli, A.

    Pages 79-163

  • Comets

    Rauer, H.

    Pages 165-256

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eBook $129.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Trans-Neptunian Objects and Comets
Book Subtitle
Saas-Fee Advanced Course 35. Swiss Society for Astrophysics and Astronomy
Authors
Editors
  • Kathrin Altwegg-von Burg
  • Willy Benz
  • Nicolas Thomas
Series Title
Saas-Fee Advanced Course
Series Volume
35
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-71958-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-71958-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-71957-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-09109-4
Series ISSN
1861-7980
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 258
Number of Illustrations and Tables
114 b/w illustrations, 18 illustrations in colour
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