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Asteroids, Comets, Meteors 1993: International Astronomical Union Symposium No. 160


Series: International Astronomical Union Symposiums Volume: 160

Edited By: A Milani, M Di Martino and A Cellino

503 pages, B/w photos, figs, tabs

Kluwer Academic Publishers

Hardback | Dec 1994 | #53280 | ISBN: 0792328809
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This symposium was devoted to the so-called minor bodies in the Solar System, and their mutual interrelationships. Asteroids, comets and meteors provide essential information on the history of the Solar System, starting with the early phases of planetary formation, until the present epoch. Different evolutionary processes have shaped the physical characteristics of the populations of minor bodies. Among them, collisional phenomena have played an essential role, as has been generally recognized by modern planetary research. This symposium was one step in the effort to sketch a general unifying scenario of the properties of the different populations of minor bodies, which are generally studied by separate scientific communities. In particular, the most recent findings on the interrelationships between asteroids, comets and meteoroids suggest that an interdisciplinary approach should be preferred. Only in this way can the properties of different populations of minor bodies be interpreted in the framework of a coherent picture of the history and evolution of the Solar System.


Part 1 Search Programs: Search Programs for Comets; B.G. Marsden. Computer-Aided near Earth Object Detection; J.V. Scotti. The Kuiper Belt; J. Luu. Density of Meteoroids and their Mass Influx on the Earth; P.B. Babadzhanov. Part 2 Populations of Small Bodies: Asteroid Albedos and Diameters; E.F. Tedesco. In Memoriam - Lubor Kresak; A. Carusi, G. Valsecchi. Comets (Existing Populations); L. Kresak. The Comet-Asteroid Transition - Recent Telescopic Observations; L.A. McFadden. Meteroid Streams; D. Steel. Zodiacal Dust Bands; S.F. Dermott, D.D. Durda, B.A.S. Gustafson, S. Jayaraman, J.C. Kiou, Y.L. Xu. Part 3 Dynamics: Asteroid Proper Elements - the Big Picture; Z. Knezevic, A. Milani. The Dynamics of the Trojan Asteroids; A. Milani. Kirkwood Gaps and Resonant Groups; S. Ferraz-Mello. The Secular Resonances in the Solar System; Ch. Froeschle, A. Morbidelli. Meteorite Delivery and Transport; P. Farinella, Cl. Froeschle, R. Gonczi. Dynamics of Comets - Recent Developments and New Challenges; J.A. Fernandez. A Review of Comets and Non-Gravitational Forces; D.K. Yeomans. Part 4 Physical Observations and Modelling: Asteroid Spectroscopy and Mineralogy; T.H. Burbine, R.P. Binzel. Coherent Backscattering by Solar System Dust Particles; K. Muinonen. Cometary Nuclei; H. Rickman. Molecular Abundances in Comets; J. Crovisier. Comets as Reflection of Interstellar Medium Chemistry; J.M. Greenberg, O.M. Shalabiea. Meteoroid Properties from Photographic Records of Meteors and Fireballs; Z. Ceplecha. Part 5 Observations from Space: The Galileo Encounters with Gaspra and Ida; C.R. Chapman. Dust Measurements in the Outer Solar System; E. Gruen. The Rosetta Mission to Primitive Bodies of the Solar System; Y. Langevin. Part 6 Origin and Evolution: Asteroid Families; V. Zappala, A. Cellino. Comet Taxonomy and Evolution; D.G. Schleicher. Small Bodies around Other Stars; B. Sicardy. Formation of the Outer Solar System Bodies - Comets and Planetesimals; M.E. Bailey. Part 7 Data Bases: The ACM93 Small Bodies Data Bases. IRAS Minor Planets Survey; E.F. Tedesco. A Composite Catalogue of Asteroid Proper Elements; A. Milani, E. Bowell, Z. Knezevic, A. Lemaitre, A. Morbidelli, K. Muimonen. The Uppsala Asteroid Data Base; P. Magnusson, C.-I. Lagerkvist, M. Dahlgren, A. Erikson, M.A. Barucci, I. Belskaya, M.T. Capria. A Public-Domain Asteroid Orbit Data Base; E. Bowell, K. Muinonen, L.H. Wasserman. (Part contents).

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