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Exploring the Solar System: The History and Science of Planetary Exploration

Roger D. Launius - 2013 - History - No preview available
From the beginning of the Space Age the United States, followed soon by other nations, began an impressive effort to learn about the planets of the solar system. The data collected and analyzed by scientists has revolutionized understanding of ...
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Origin of the Moon, New Concept: Geochemistry and Dynamics

Ėrik Mikhaĭlovich Galimov, Anton M. Krivtsov - 2012 - Science - No preview available
Biographical note: Professor Erik M. Galimov, Vernadsky Institute of Geochemistry and Analytical Chemistry, Russia; Professor Anton M. Krivtsov, St. Petersburg State Polytechnical University, Russia.
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Feeding Compact Objects (IAU S290): Accretion on All Scales

Chengmin Zhang, Tomaso Belloni, Mariano Méndez, Shuangnan Zhang - 2013 - Science - No preview available
This decade has seen a large number of high-energy space missions, which, alongside ground-based optical and radio telescopes, have enabled the detailed study of accreting compact objects. IAU S290 addresses the state-of-the-art research on ...
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Advancing the Physics of Cosmic Distances (IAU S289)

Richard de Grijs - 2013 - Science - No preview available
Knowing an astrophysical object's distance is key to understanding it. IAU Symposium 289 brought together experts on distance determinations and, importantly, the underlying physics enabling it, covering scales from the solar neighbourhood to the ...
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Binary Paths to Type Ia Supernovae Explosions (IAU S281)

Rosanne Di Stefano, Marina Orio, Maxwell Moe - 2013 - Science - No preview available
Type Ia supernovae (SNe Ia) are bright, distinctive explosions that are effective tools to study the expansion history of the Universe. Given their importance, it is remarkable that we still do not know the exact nature or natures of the ...
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Low-mass Stars and the Transition Stars/brown Dwarfs: Evry Schatzman School ...

Evry Schatzman (Astronom, Frankreich) - 2012 - Brown dwarf stars - No preview available
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The Visioneers: How a Group of Elite Scientists Pursued Space Colonies ...

W. Patrick McCray - 2013 - Science - Limited preview
"In "The Visioneers," Patrick McCray introduces us to a host of innovators who pushed back against the language of limits. Their techno-enthusiast ventures, unfolding in the closing decades of the twentieth century, combined technical skill, bold ...
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Mankind Beyond Earth: The History, Science, and Future of Human Space ...

Claude Piantadosi - 2013 - Science - Limited preview
Seeking to reenergize Americans' passion for the space program, the value of further exploration of the Moon, and the importance of human beings on the final frontier, Claude A. Piantadosi presents a rich history of American space exploration and ...
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The Best Writing on Mathematics 2012

Mircea Pitici, David Mumford - 2013 - Mathematics - Limited preview
Collects essays on mathematics, from the mathematical aspects of origami and the mathematics of dating to the frequency and distribution of prime numbers and a ball in five dimensions.
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