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Popular Astronomy

Chelyabinsk Superbolide

Editors: Gorkavyi, Nick, Dudorov, Alexander, Taskaev, Sergey (Eds.)

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  • Contains over 80 full-color pages of never-before-published photos
  • Offers a look into the private "science kitchen" of the Chelyabinsk investigation
  • Details the personal experiences of the scientists and the fascinating process of scientific inquiry
  • Presents a holistic view of the phenomenon, from astronomical to cultural aspects
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​On February 15, 2013, the Chelyabinsk meteor sailed over Russian skies in a streak of light that was momentarily brighter than the Sun. The remarkable event and its subsequent shock wave were witnessed and documented by countless local residents, launching a widespread scientific expedition to gather and study the remaining meteoritic fragments.
This book chronicles Chelyabinsk’s tale of recovery and discovery from the minds of many of the scientists who studied the superbolide, leading field experiments and collecting meteorites and meteorite dust across the region. The Chelyabinsk superbolide is a complex and multi-aspect phenomenon. The book not only presents the results of the scientific research but also details the firsthand experiences of those involved in such efforts, providing readers with a unique opportunity to look at the "inner workings" of science that are seldom shown to the public.
Over the course of their studies, the scientists collected over 200 photographs and a dozen video recordings taken by nearly 40 different eyewitnesses. Many of those never-before-published illustrations and photos can be found in full color in the pages of this book.

About the authors

Dr. Nick Gorkavyi is a Lead Programmer/Analyst in the Science Systems and Applications, Inc. His research interests include atmospheric aerosol and space dust, remote sensing techniques and planetary science. Dr. Gorkavyi has held previous research positions with NRC/NAS-GSFC/NASA, the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory, the Schafer Corporation and QinetiQ NA. He has published a monograph and more than 100 scientific papers. Asteroid Gorkavyj 4654 is named in his honor.
Prof. Alexander Dudorov is a physicist and Head of the Department of Theoretical Physics at Chelyabinsk State University. He is currently researching magnetic fields in accretion and protoplanetary disks. Asteroid Dudorov 8795 is named in his honor.
Dr. Sergey Taskaev is a Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences and Professor of the Condensed Matter Physics Department at Chelyabinsk State University.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • Meteors, meteorites and the Chelyabinsk superbolide: main facts

    Pages 1-34

    Gorkavyi, N. N.

  • A million observers of the superbolide

    Pages 35-68

    Gorkavyi, N. N. (et al.)

  • The fate of the fiery serpent

    Pages 69-84

    Zamozdra, S. N.

  • Meteorite rush: collection of sky stones

    Pages 85-107

    Khaibrakhmanov, S. A. (et al.)

  • The hunt for cosmic dust

    Pages 108-113

    Kocherov, A. V. (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook $19.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-22986-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $29.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-22985-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Chelyabinsk Superbolide
Editors
  • Nick Gorkavyi
  • Alexander Dudorov
  • Sergey Taskaev
Series Title
Popular Astronomy
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-22986-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-22986-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-22985-6
Series ISSN
2626-8760
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 304
Number of Illustrations
30 b/w illustrations, 160 illustrations in colour
Additional Information
English translation of the original Russian edition published by Chelyabinsk State University Publishing House, Chelyabinsk, 2016
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