Worlds in Interaction: Small Bodies and Planets of the Solar System: Proceedings of the Meeting “Small Bodies in the Solar System and their Interactions with the Planets” held in Mariehamn, Finland, August 8–12, 1994

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Hans Rickman, M.J. Valtonen
Springer Science & Business Media, Dec 6, 2012 - Science - 508 pages
Planet Earth is part of our Galactic environment, not just the product of it, and it is still today influenced by phenomena related to Galactic forces. Specifically, our planet is affected by its near environment, in particular the small bodies in the Solar System. This book reviews the processes which cause the collisions of these small bodies with the Earth as well as the consequences of such collisions. The various articles take the reader through the Galaxy-Solar System connection to the orbital dynamics of the small bodies and to their number and distribution in near-Earth space. The hazards of the impacts of small bodies on Earth are evaluated, and the geophysical records of such impacts are discussed. The book takes the reader to the forefront of research on both impact cratering and the origin and evolution of small bodies in the Solar System. Thus it brings together two subjects, geophysics and astronomy, which are usually discussed in separate volumes but are closely knit together in this particular area of research.
 

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Contents

K A INNANENThe Solar System in the Galactic Environment 16
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JOHN J MATESE PATRICK G WHITMAN KIMMOA INNANEN and MAURI
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PIOTR A DYBCZYNSKI and HALINA PRETKA The Statistical Effects
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A A MULLARI and V V ORLOV Encounters of the Sun with Nearby Stars in
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PAUL R WEISSMAN Star Passages through the Oort Cloud 2530
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A SALITISOrigin and Evolution of the LongPeriod Comets 4144
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CLAUDE FROESCHLÉ and ELENA LEGA Polynomial Approximation
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E BAILEY The Provenance and Evolution of Comets 5768
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MAURITERHO LAURI J PESONEN and ILMO T KUKKONEN Magnetic
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T GEHRELS and R JEDICKE The Population of NearEarth Objects Discovered
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BRANDT M F AHEARN C E RANDALL D G SCHLEICHER E M
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DROBYSHEVSKI Possibility of SelfSustaining Bombardment of Inner
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SYUZO ISOBE and MAKOTO YOSHIKAWA Asteroids Approaching the Earth
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ERICW ELST Discovery and Rediscovery of Trojan Asteroids 275277
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OBRUBOV Possible Collisions of PHalley and PMachholz 1 with Jupiter
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NAPIER Structures and Hazards in the NEO System 301304
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WHIPPLE On the Aging of Comets 6978
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E K KUHRT and H U KELLER On the Importance of Dust in Cometary Nuclei 7989
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MAX K WALLIS and SIRWAN ALMUFTI Processing of Cometary Grains at
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STORRS Dust Outflow Velocity and the GastoDust Ratio in Comets 99102
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A W HARRIS Effects of Shape and Spin on the Tidal Disruption
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MARIO MENICHELLA PAOLO PAOLICCHI and PAOLO FARINELLA
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PATRICK MICHEL CHRISTIANE FROESCHLÉ and PAOLO FARINELLA
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HIROSHIKINOSHITA and HIROSHINAKAI LongTerm Behavior of the Motion
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MILOS SIDLICHOVSKY and DAVID NEVORNY Capture of Dust Grains
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When Hairy Stars Go Bald 185201
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MAREK BANASZKIEWICZ and HANS RICKMAN Modeling of Cometary
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IPATOV Migration of Small Bodies in the Solar System 211214
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ICHIRO HASEGAWA Possible Associations of Daytime Fireballs and Minor
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YOSHIKAWA Orbital Evolution of Asteroids with the Effects of Mutual
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PITTICH and J KLACKA On the Importance of the PoyntingRobertson
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J PESONENThe Impact Cratering Record of Fennoscandia 377393
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Z CEPLECHA P BROWN R L HAWKES G WERTHERILL M BEECH
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KHOLSHEVNIKOV and V A SHOR Velocity Distribution of Meteoroids
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M CLUBE Evolution Punctuational Crises and the Threat to Civilization 433440
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ZETZER and A V VITYAZEV Experiment Tsarev and Differentiation
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Asteroids 489492
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Instructions for Authors 507508
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