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Laboratory Astrophysics and Space Research : Astrophysics and Space Science Library (Hardcover) - P. Ehrenfreund

Laboratory Astrophysics and Space Research

Astrophysics and Space Science Library (Hardcover)

By: P. Ehrenfreund (Editor), C. Krafft (Editor), H. Kochan (Editor), Valerio Pirronello (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st December 1998
ISBN: 9780792353386
Number Of Pages: 687

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The book presents the most recent developments of laboratory studies in astrophysics and space research. The individual chapters review laboratory investigations under simulated space conditions, studies for the design of successful space experiments or for supporting the interpretation of astronomical and space mission recorded data. Related theoretical models, numerical simulations and in situ observations demonstrate the necessity of experimental work on the Earth's surface. The expertise of the contributing scientists covers a broad spectrum and is included in general overviews from fundamental science to recent space technology.
The book intends to serve as a reference for researchers and graduate students on the most recent activities and results in laboratory astrophysics, and to give reviews of their applications in astronomy, planetology, cosmochemistry, space research and Solar System exploration.

Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgementsp. xi
The Interstellar Medium: A General Introductionp. 1
Laboratory Astrophysics in Solar System Studies - an Overviewp. 37
Ice in the Interstellar Mediump. 69
Water Ice on Comets and Satellitesp. 105
Physical and Mechanical Properties of Lunar and Planetary Soilsp. 121
Interstellar and Interplanetary Grains: Recent developments and new opportunities for experimental chemistryp. 143
Investigation on Planetary Atmospheres Using Laboratory Simulation Experiments: The example of Saturn's Moon (Titan)p. 183
Space Plasma Phenomena: Laboratory Modelingp. 205
Space Plasma Phenomena: Laboratory Modeling II. Waves and Particles in Plasma, Turbulencep. 225
Carbon - From Space to Laboratoryp. 249
Physics and Chemistry of Impactsp. 279
Radiation Physicsp. 331
Mass Spectrometers Developed for Planetary Missionsp. 355
Applications of Laser Desorption Mass Spectrometry (Ldms) to Cosmogeochemistry: Direct Analysis of Organic Compounds in Meteoritesp. 377
Aspects of Laboratory Dust Aggregation with Relevance to the Formation of Planetesimalsp. 399
Preparing for the 1998/99 Leonid Stormsp. 425
Light Scattering By Dust Under Microgravity Conditionsp. 457
Microscopy in Space - Past and Future: From macro via micro to nanop. 483
Space Mission Support: The Cassini-Huygens Mission to Saturn and Titanp. 507
Mars Express: Mission Scenario and Objectivesp. 523
The Esa Smart-1 Mission: From laboratory to Deep Space with Electric Propulsionp. 529
The International Rosetta missionp. 537
Space Roboticsp. 547
Lander Systems for Planetary Missionsp. 597
Simulation Experiments with Cometary Analogous Materialp. 623
Astrobiology Studies of Microbes in Simulated Interplanetary Spacep. 667
Addresses of editors and e-mail addresses of main authorsp. 687
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ISBN: 9780792353386
ISBN-10: 0792353382
Series: Astrophysics and Space Science Library (Hardcover)
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 687
Published: 1st December 1998
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 1.15

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