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Comets And Their Origin: The Tools To Decipher A Comet

By Uwe Meierhenrich

Divided into components, the 1st 4 chapters of Comets and their foundation consult with comets and their formation often, describing cometary missions, comet distant observations, astrochemistry, man made comets, and the chirality phenomenon. the second one half covers the cometary ROSETTA undertaking, its release, trip, medical targets, and instrumentations, in addition to the touchdown state of affairs on a cometary nucleus. alongside the best way, the writer provides common questions in regards to the foundation of terrestrial water and the molecular beginnings of lifestyles in the world, in addition to how the tools used on an area venture like ROSETTA may help resolution them. The textual content concludes with a bankruptcy on what scientists count on from the ROSETTA challenge and the way its facts will effect our lifestyles on Earth.
hence, the writer elucidates hugely topical and engaging wisdom to scientists and scholars of assorted medical backgrounds, permitting them to paintings with ROSETTA's data.

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Il grande disegno

By Stephen Hawking, Leonard Mlodinow

Quando e come ha avuto inizio l'universo? Perché c'è qualcosa invece di nulla? Perché le leggi di natura sono calibrate con tanta precisione da permettere l'esistenza di esseri come noi? Perché siamo qui? E soprattutto, il "Grande disegno" del nostro universo è opera di un benevolente creatore o l. a. scienza può offrire un'altra spiegazione? Formulare una completa teoria dell'universo - scriveva Steven Hawking nel suo Dal gigantic bang ai buchi neri - sarebbe il più grande trionfo della ragione umana, perché a quel punto conosceremmo los angeles mente di Dio. Nel Grande disegno il celebre astrofisico si cimenta con los angeles sfida scientifica in step with eccellenza, affrontando l. a. questione che da sempre divide filosofi, scienziati e teologi: l'origine del cosmo e della vita stessa. Insieme al fisico Leonard Mlodinow, Hawking ripercorre le più recenti scoperte della fisica spiegando come il cosmo, in base alla teoria quantistica, non abbia una sola esistenza, e come tutte le possibili storie dell'universo esistano simultaneamente. los angeles vita e los angeles stessa presenza umana, sostengono gli autori, sono il prodotto di fluttuazioni quantistiche nell'universo dei primissimi istanti. Approdiamo così alla teoria del "multiverso", los angeles coesistenza del nostro universo accanto a una moltitudine di universi apparsi spontaneamente dal nulla, ciascuno con proprie leggi di natura. Nel corso della storia della scienza si è scoperta una serie di teorie o modelli sempre migliori, da Platone alla teoria classica di Newton, fino alle moderne teorie quantistiche. È naturale chiedersi se si arriverà a una teoria dell'universo che non possa essere ulteriormente migliorata. Non abbiamo ancora una risposta definitiva, ma oggi disponiamo di una candidata alla teoria ultima del tutto: l. a. "teoria M". Se confermata, sarà l. a. teoria unitaria di cui Einstein period alla ricerca, e il trionfo della ragione umana. Quanto a un presunto creatore del Grande disegno, los angeles scienza dimostra che l'universo può crearsi dal nulla sulla base delle leggi della fisica. Non è necessario appellarsi a Dio in keeping with accendere los angeles miccia e mettere in moto il processo. los angeles creazione spontanea è l. a. ragione in line with cui c'è qualcosa invece di nulla, according to cui esiste il cosmo, in keeping with cui esistiamo noi. Un saggio scientifico che spiega con linguaggio accessibile e attraverso eleganti illustrazioni come l'astrofisica sia ormai vicina a comprendere i segreti più nascosti della materia. Un'opera rivoluzionaria, destinata a modificare nel profondo los angeles nostra cultura e le nostre credenze più radicate.

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Planetary Motions: A Historical Perspective (Greenwood Guides to Great Ideas in Science)

By Norriss S. Hetherington

Students in an introductory physics type research various diverse, and possible unconnected, suggestions. Gravity, the legislation of movement, forces and fields, the mathematical nature of the technology - all of those are rules that play a valuable function in figuring out physics. And something that connects all of those actual options is the impetus the nice scientists of the prior needed to enhance them - the need to appreciate the movement of the planets of the sunlight procedure. This wish resulted in the innovative paintings of Copernicus and Galileo, Kepler and Newton. And their paintings perpetually altered how technological know-how is practiced and understood.

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SpaceX: Making Commercial Spaceflight a Reality (Springer Praxis Books)

By Erik Seedhouse

This e-book describes the outstanding engineering and human success that experience put SpaceX on the leading edge of the release undefined, exhibiting how simplicity, affordable and reliability help in making it the main most likely candidate for transporting people to Mars.

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L'Univers dévoilé : Une histoire de l'astronomie de 1910 à aujourd'hui

By James Lequeux

Notre perception actuelle de l'Univers n'a plus guère à voir avec celle que l'on en avait il y a cent ans. Bien qu'il n'existe pas encore de réponse à certaines questions fondamentales, comme los angeles nature de los angeles matière noire ou l'existence de l. a. vie ailleurs que sur l. a. Terre, les progrès récents de l'astronomie ont été si spectaculaires que l'essentiel de l'Univers nous est aujourd'hui dévoilé. Ce sont l'histoire et les moyens de ces progrès que décrit ce livre sous une forme easy et vivante, mais sans négliger l. a. rigueur scientifique. Le most suitable chapitre couvre les années 1910 à 1950, et le moment nous amène à 1970. Ensuite, le rythme des découvertes s'accélère tant que les trois décennies suivantes qui ont vu se développer puissamment les thoughts d'observation au sol et dans l'espace nécessitent chacune un chapitre entier. L'ouvrage se termine par un exposé détaillé de l'état actuel de nos connaissances, avec quelques projections vers le futur. Un grand nombre d'Illustrations, des encadrés, un glossaire, une desk des sigles et de nombreuses références à des articles de recherche agrémentent et complètent los angeles lecture, et peuvent stimuler des approfondissements. James Lequeux, astronome à l'Observatoire de Paris, est actif depuis cinquante ans dans différents domaines de l'astronomie, principalement l'étude de l. a. matière interstellaire et des galaxies. Auteur de plusieurs ouvrages destinés aux spécialistes ou au grand public, il a été pendant quinze ans Rédacteur en chef du magazine Astronomy & Astrophysics où les astronomes de toute l'Europe publient les résultats de leurs recherches : il s'est ainsi trouvé au centre de l'astronomie lively, dans une place clé pour en écrire l'histoire.

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Early Astronomy and Cosmology

This scarce antiquarian booklet is a facsimile reprint of the unique. as a result of its age, it will probably comprise imperfections reminiscent of marks, notations, marginalia and improper pages. simply because we think this paintings is culturally very important, now we have made it on hand as a part of our dedication for shielding, protecting, and selling the world's literature in reasonable, top of the range, glossy variants which are real to the unique paintings.

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Moon Shot: The Inside Story of America's Apollo Moon Landings

By Alan Shepard, Deke Slayton

A revised variation of the New York instances bestselling vintage: the epic tale of the golden years of yankee area exploration, advised by way of the boys who rode the rockets

On October four, 1957, the Soviet Union introduced Sputnik I, and the gap race used to be born. eager to beat the Russians into area, NASA prepare a staff of the nation’s so much bold try pilots: the seven males who have been to steer the USA to the moon. the 1st into area used to be Alan Shepard; the final was once Deke Slayton, whose abnormal heartbeat stored him grounded till 1975. They spent the Nineteen Sixties on the vanguard of NASA’s attempt to overcome area, and Moon Shot is their within account of what many name the 20th century’s maximum feat—landing people on one other world.
 
Collaborating with NBC’s veteran house reporter Jay Barbree, Shepard and Slayton narrate in gripping aspect the tale of America’s area exploration from the time of Shepard’s first flight till he and 11 others had walked at the moon.

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The Origin of Stars and Planetary Systems (Nato Science Series C:)

Many years after the e-book of The Physics of superstar Formation and Early Stellar Evolution, we acquired a request from the writer for an up­ dated moment version of this well known reference ebook. As initially meant, the amount had proved to be an invaluable "text" booklet for graduate astronomy classes and seminars which handled issues with regards to stellar origins. The publication was once in keeping with a chain of lectures brought by means of a individual crew of prime researchers at a NATO complicated learn Institute (ASI) held in may perhaps 1990 at the island of Crete, Greece. the first objective of the ASI was once in truth to provide a booklet which "would concurrently offer a large and systematic evaluate of, in addition to a rigorous advent to, the thrill­ damental physics and astronomy on the middle of contemporary learn in superstar formation and early stellar evolution. " in spite of the fact that, through 1995 challenge had arisen between those that used the textual content as a reference for graduate seminars and classes that the publication would have to be up to date to stick abreast of the discoveries and development during this quickly evolving box. After a few dialogue we concluded new version of the e-book was once warranted and that the target of manufacturing a brand new variation will be top entire by way of organizing a moment ASI in Crete to check the growth in celebrity formation examine.

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An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth: What Going to Space Taught Me About Ingenuity, Determination, and Being Prepared for Anything

By Chris Hadfield

Colonel Chris Hadfield has spent many years education as an astronaut and has logged approximately 4000 hours in house. in this time he has damaged right into a house Station with a Swiss military knife, disposed of a reside snake whereas piloting a airplane, and been briefly blinded whereas clinging to the outside of an orbiting spacecraft. the key to Col. Hadfield's success-and survival-is an unconventional philosophy he realized at NASA: organize for the worst-and get pleasure from each second of it.

In An Astronaut's consultant to lifestyles on Earth, Col. Hadfield takes readers deep into his years of educating and area exploration to teach how you can make the very unlikely attainable. via eye-opening, interesting tales jam-packed with the adrenaline of release, the spell binding ask yourself of spacewalks, and the measured, calm responses mandated by way of crises, he explains how traditional knowledge can get within the manner of achievement-and happiness. His personal remarkable schooling in area has taught him a few counterintuitive classes: don't visualize luck, do care what others imagine, and consistently sweat the small stuff.

You may possibly by no means be capable to construct a robotic, pilot a spacecraft, make a song video or practice easy surgical procedure in 0 gravity like Col. Hadfield. yet his vibrant and fresh insights will train you ways to think like an astronaut, and should switch, thoroughly, how you view existence on Earth-especially your personal.

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