Investigating the Origin of the Asteroids and Early Findings on Vesta: Historical Studies in Asteroid Research

Investigating the Origin of the Asteroids and Early Findings on Vesta: Historical Studies in Asteroid Research

Investigating the Origin of the Asteroids and Early Findings on Vesta: Historical Studies in Asteroid Research by Clifford J. Cunningham
English | 19 Oct. 2017 | ISBN: 3319581171 | 399 Pages | PDF | 11.89 MB
This book assesses the origin of asteroids by analyzing the discovery of Vesta in 1807. Wilhelm Olbers, who discovered Vesta, suggested that the asteroids were the result of a primordial planet's explosion.
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Asteroids: Astronomical and Geological Bodies

Asteroids: Astronomical and Geological Bodies

Asteroids: Astronomical and Geological Bodies
Cambridge | English | 2017 | ISBN-10: 1107096847 | 394 pages | PDF | 41.57 mb
by Thomas H. Burbine (Author)
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Impact!: The Threat of Comets and Asteroids by Gerrit L. Verschuur

Impact!: The Threat of Comets and Asteroids by Gerrit L. Verschuur

Impact!: The Threat of Comets and Asteroids by Gerrit L. Verschuur
Oxford University Press | October 24, 1996 | English | ISBN: 0195101057 | 250 pages | PDF | 18 MB

Most scientists now agree that some sixty-five million years ago, an immense comet slammed into the Yucatan, detonating a blast twenty million times more powerful than the largest hydrogen bomb, punching a hole ten miles deep in the earth. Trillions of tons of rock were vaporized and launched into the atmosphere. For a thousand miles in all directions, vegetation burst into flames. There were tremendous blast waves, searing winds, showers of molten matter from the sky, earthquakes, and a terrible darkness that cut out sunlight for a year, enveloping the planet in freezing cold.
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