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Thérèse Encrenaz

Full Name: Thérèse Encrenaz
Number of Works: 8
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ISBN: 038744906X, 9780387449067
Keywords: books, popular, astronomy, praxis, springer, worlds, extrasolar, planets, new
Pages: 188
Published: 2007
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The detection and exploration of extrasolar planets is one of the most exciting and fast moving areas of astronomical research at the present time. With over forty research programmes ongoing, and just as many planned, the search for these new worlds has become the main objective for a new generation of giant ground-based telescopes as well as many future space missions. Experimental methods and observational techniques are pushing existing instruments to their limits. The most exciting possibility offered by this research is the discovery of Earth-like extrasolar planets, with a mass comparab
ISBN: 0521641799, 9780521641791
Keywords: solar, system, birth, remnants, science, study, comet
Pages: 187
Published: 2000

This book provides a comprehensive overview of our current knowledge of comets. It presents a fascinating survey of the study of comets throughout history, from antiquity to the present day, and includes the most recent discoveries on the exceptional comets Hale-Bopp and Hyakutake. The authors discuss the role of comets in the formation of our Solar System and describe the links among comets, asteroids and the recently discovered Kuiper-belt objects. The book also includes new insights into the composition and nature of cometary nuclei, with results from the most up-to-date observation techniq
ISBN: 2701117143, 9782701117140
Keywords: comtes, les
Pages: 143
Published: 1995