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Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union Symposia and Colloquia : Icy Bodies of the Solar System (IAU S263) - Julio A. Fernandez

Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union Symposia and Colloquia

Icy Bodies of the Solar System (IAU S263)

By: Julio A. Fernandez (Editor), Daniela Lazzaro (Editor), Dina Prialnik (Editor), Rita Schulz (Editor)

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Published: 7th June 2010
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IAU Symposium 263 provides a state-of-the-art review of icy bodies in the Solar System, a topic crucial to understanding processes involved in the Solar System's formation, the consequences for water on planets, and ultimately, the habitable zones around other stars. Ice-rich planetesimals which form beyond the snow line are discussed, using an interdisciplinary approach. The main topics covered include: accretion of icy grains in the protoplanetary disk, the long-period comet flux and the Oort cloud population, transfer mechanisms of bodies from their source regions to the Sun's neighborhood, the physics and dynamics of Trans-Neptunian Objects, transition objects (comets and asteroids), cryovolcanism and modeling the interiors of icy bodies, and a review of past, present, and future space missions. This volume gives a broad overview of the importance of these bodies, from comets up to liquid water on terrestrial planets, and the formation of ices in the Solar System

Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union Editor in Chief: Dr. Ian F. Corbett This series contains the proceedings of major scientific meetings held by the International Astronomical Union. Each volume contains a series of articles on a topic of current interest in astronomy, giving a timely overview of research in the field. With contributions by leading scientists, these books are at a level suitable for research astronomers and graduate students.

'... provides an excellent start for new PhDs [and/or] postdocs who are inclined to start research on icy bodies in the solar system.' Contemporary Physics
"... provides an excellent start for new PhDs [and/or] postdocs who are inclined to start research on icy bodies in the solar system." Contemporary Physics

Preface; Overview
The icy planetesimals and accretion processes in the protoplanetary disk
Dynamical aspects of icy bodies. The Oort cloud
Icy satellites of the outer planets
Icy dwarf planets and TNOs
Transition objects
Physical processes in comets
Space missions to icy bodies: past, present and future
Author index
Object index
Subject index
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ISBN: 9780521764889
ISBN-10: 0521764882
Series: Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union Symposia and Colloquia
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 342
Published: 7th June 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.8  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.75