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Marissa's Books & Gifts, LLC 9781785784934 Cosmic Impact: Understanding the Threat to Earth from Asteroids and Comets
Marissa's Books & Gifts, LLC 9781785784934 Cosmic Impact: Understanding the Threat to Earth from Asteroids and Comets (Hot Science)

Marissa's Books & Gifts, LLC

Now the science community is making up for lost time, with worldwide efforts to track the thousands of potentially hazardous near-Earth objects, and plans for high-tech hardware that could deflect an incoming object from a collision course – a procedure depicted, with little regard for scientific accuracy, in several Hollywood movies.

Astrophysicist and science writer Andrew May disentangles fact from fiction in this fast-moving and entertaining account, covering the nature and history of comets and asteroids, the reason why some orbits are more hazardous than others, the devastating local and global effects that an impact event would produce, and – more optimistically – the way future space missions could avert a catastrophe.

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New
paperback
May, Andrew
Icon Books
May 13, 2019
9781785784934
M7279