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Asteroids, Comets, and Meteors 1993 : Proceedings of the 160th Symposium of the International Astronomical Union, Held in Belgirate, Italy, June 14-18, 1993 : International Astronomical Union Symposia - A. Milani

Asteroids, Comets, and Meteors 1993 : Proceedings of the 160th Symposium of the International Astronomical Union, Held in Belgirate, Italy, June 14-18, 1993

International Astronomical Union Symposia

By: A. Milani (Editor), Marino Badiale (Editor), A. Cellino (Editor)

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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.

Introduction
Scientific and Local Organizing Committees
Acknowledgements
Photograph of Symposium Participants
List of Participants
Search Programs for Cometsp. 1
Computer Aided Near Earth Object Detectionp. 17
The Kuiper Beltp. 31
Density of Meteoroids and Their Mass Influx on the Earthp. 45
Asteroid Albedos and Diametersp. 55
In Memoriam - Lubor Kresakp. 75
Comets (Existing Populations)p. 77
The Comet-Asteroid Transition: Recent Telescopic Observationsp. 95
Meteoroid Streamsp. 111
Zodiacal Dust Bandsp. 127
Asteroid Proper Elements: The Big Picturep. 143
The Dynamics of the Trojan Asteroidsp. 159
Kirkwood Gaps and Resonant Groupsp. 175
The Secular Resonances in the Solar Systemp. 189
Meteorite Delivery and Transportp. 205
Dynamics of Comets: Recent Developments and New Challengesp. 223
A Review of Comets and Non Gravitational Forcesp. 241
Asteroid Spectroscopy and Mineralogyp. 255
Coherent Backscattering by Solar System Dust Particlesp. 271
Cometary Nucleip. 297
Molecular Abundances in Cometsp. 313
Comets as Reflection of Interstellar Medium Chemistryp. 327
Meteoroid Properties from Photographic Records of Meteors and Fireballsp. 343
The Galileo Encounters with Caspra and Idap. 357
Dust Measurements in the Outer Solar Systemp. 367
The Rosetta Mission to Primitive Bodies of the Solar Systemp. 381
Asteroid Familiesp. 395
Comet Taxonomy and Evolutionp. 415
Small Bodies Around Other Starsp. 429
Formation of the Outer Solar System Bodies: Comets and Planetesimalsp. 443
The ACM93 Small Bodies Data Basesp. 461
Iras Minor Planets Surveyp. 463
A Composite Catalogue of Asteroid Proper Elementsp. 467
The Uppsala Asteroid Data Basep. 471
A Public-Domain Asteroid Orbit Data Basep. 477
An Overview of Datasets on Small Bodies Available through the Planetary Data System and Soardp. 483
MPC and ICQ Databasesp. 489
The Uppsala Comet Magnitude Data Basep. 495
Meteoroid Orbits Available from the IAU Meteor Data Centerp. 497
List of Collaborating Authorsp. 503
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780792328810
ISBN-10: 0792328817
Series: International Astronomical Union Symposia
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 503
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 2.77
Weight (kg): 0.75