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Meteorites and Their Parent Planets
by Jr. Harry Y. McSween and Jr. McSween

Overview - This study of extraterrestrial materials describes the nature of meteorites, where they come from, and how they get to Earth. Meteorites offer insights into processes in stars and in interstellar regions, the birth of our solar system, the formation and evolution of planets and smaller bodies, and the origin of life.  Read more...

 
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Overview
This study of extraterrestrial materials describes the nature of meteorites, where they come from, and how they get to Earth. Meteorites offer insights into processes in stars and in interstellar regions, the birth of our solar system, the formation and evolution of planets and smaller bodies, and the origin of life. The first edition was immensely popular with meteorite collectors, scientists and science students in many fields, and amateur astronomers. In this edition, all of the illustrations have been updated and improved, many sections have been expanded and modified based on discoveries in the last decade, and a new final chapter on the importance of meteorites has been added.


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  • ISBN-13: 9780521587518
  • ISBN-10: 0521587514
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publish Date: February 2006
  • Page Count: 310


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