Mitigation of Hazardous Comets and Asteroids (Hardcover)

By Michael J. S. Belton (Editor), Thomas H. Morgan (Editor), Nalin H. Samarasinha (Editor)

Cambridge University Press, 9780521827645, 438pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2004

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This book presents the most recent research on the development of a reliable defense against objects that can potentially collide with the Earth. Large asteroids and comets can collide with the Earth causing severe consequences, and collisions are a random process that can occur at any time. To reduce the threat, it is necessary to understand these potentially hazardous objects.