The Heavens on Fire: The Great Leonid Meteor Storms

Mark Littmann

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This means that one yard (36 inches) represents 3,600,000 miles. What are the physical properties of small bodies in the Solar System (comets, asteroids, Kuiper Belt Objects, Centaurs, rings, and satellites) and how are they interrelated? The problem was that in 1991, Comet Halley flared up between the orbits of Saturn and Uranus -- much too far from the sun for heat to cause that reaction. Tayfun Oner., ISAS / JAXA Studies of asteroids have been spotty at best. The organic grains were composed solely of the elements carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, and nitrogen and were called CHON grains based on the chemical symbol for each of those elements.
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David Levy's Guide to Observing and Discovering Comets

David H. Levy

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We looked up and saw a streak across the sky. What is a meteor storm, and how often do they occur? Carolina Curriculum has a pdf book chapter devoted to asteroids, comets and meteors for you to use on your interactive whiteboard with your whole class or for a small group – grades 5 and up. The light was bright enough that the dogs outside started barking. *The meteor last night provided a little extra "scare" for me and three of my friends.
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Could an Asteroid Hit the Earth? (Star Gazers' Guides)

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This core or nuclei is how most comets appear when located in the outer solar system (beyond Jupiter's orbit). In fact, these trails of light are caused by pieces of interplanetary debris crashing into Earth's atmosphere. Larger meteors can enter dark flight after deceleration where the meteorite (or fragments) fall at terminal velocity. It is also mentioned how you may not see a comet as often as you would see a meteor.
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Comets: Readings from "Scientific American"

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Despite her accomplishments, when she visited the Vatican Observatory in Italy, she was only allowed to enter the observatory during the day. Some slow down in the atmosphere and land without making much of an impact. Galileo was also the probe that witnessed the Shoemaker-Levy 9 incident of July 1994. The less rare comets, like Halley’s comet, are those that orbit the Sun in less than 200 years. Due to the mutual gravitational attraction of the material in the nebula, and possibly triggered by shock waves from a nearby supernova, the nebula eventually collapsed in on itself.
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The Ward-Coonley Collection Of Meteorites (1900)

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If and when the comet's orbit is disturbed so that it visits the inner solar system, these volatile materials boil off, carrying with them much of the material of the comet. Topographic view of Reull Vallis: This colour-coded overhead view is based on an ESA Mars Express HRSC digital terrain model of the Reull Vallis region, from which the topography of the landscape can be derived. The Space Science Institute’s National Center for Interactive Learning is a nonprofit organization that carries out world-class research in space and Earth science, together with innovative science education programs that inspire and deepen the public’s understanding of planet Earth and its place in the Universe.
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The Origin of Chondrules and Chondrites (Cambridge Planetary

Derek W. G. Sears

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An understanding began to develop about the nature of cometary tails, with the ion (Type I) tails resulting from the interaction of ionized molecules with some form of “corpuscular radiation,” possibly electrons and protons, from the Sun, and the dust (Type II) tails coming from solar radiation pressure on the fine dust particles emitted from the comet. On the other hand, the rest of the comets can take more than a thousand years to finish their orbit! “In 1682 another great comet appeared.
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Chondrules and the Protoplanetary Disk

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The word "asteroid" was created = "looks like a star" along with "planetary" = looks like a planet (which is why we can see a "planetary nebula" that has nothing to do with planets). The artifacts seem to have been strongly heated on one side. Astronomers now consider comets to be "dirty snowballs" consisting of a mixture of dust and frozen gases. Have you ever wondered about the origins of comets, asteroids and meteors?
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Moore on Mercury: The Planet and the Missions

Patrick Moore

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Radiocarbon dates from ash samples we removed from layers in several craters are not yet available. Listeners t o the local radio station were lead to believe a meteorite landed on in a field of cows on a property just outside Mannum. Modern classification schemes divide meteorites into groups according to their structure, chemical and isotopic composition and mineralogy. Asteroids are rocky bodies and are denser than the comets, which are made of icy material. There is a much smaller chance that we would find one that could impact in the next 10 years.
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Atlas of Great Comets

Ronald Stoyan

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If any part of a meteoroid survives the fall through the atmosphere and lands on Earth, it is called a meteorite. A meteoroid is a sand to boulder sized rock in space. Meteor - when an object from space enters the Earth's atmosphere and burns up. Minimizing the risk of exploring an unknown world requires a tight integration of science and engineering to inform flight system and mission design. Other scientists have recently observed that a coating of dust only half a micrometer thick would adequately protect a bacterium from ultraviolet radiation in space (2-4).
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Comets ([Morrow junior books])

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What are the chances and how do we assess the risks? The occurrence of the shower is intimately tied to the proximity of its parent comet. NASA has been working towards returning astronauts to the moon by 2020 and building a permanent base there. The Rosetta Mission is a joint project between NASA and the ESA (European Space Agency). What astronomers expected was that as the comet neared the sun, the ices would be sublimated and turn directly to gas due to the sun's heat.
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