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Trans-Neptunian objects and comets Swiss society for astrophysics and astronomy by D. Jewitt

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Published by Springer in Berlin, New York .
Written in English


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Includes bibliographical references (p. 242-254) and index.

StatementD. Jewitt, A. Morbidelli, H. Rauer.
SeriesSaas-fee advanced courses / Swiss Society for Astrophysics and Astronomy -- 35
ContributionsMorbidelli, Alessandro., Rauer, H.
LC ClassificationsQB694 .J49 2008
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 258 p. :
Number of Pages258
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21812090M
ISBN 109783540719571
LC Control Number2007934029

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  Trans-Neptunian Objects and Comets: Saas-Fee Advanced Course Swiss Society for Astrophysics and Astronomy - Kindle edition by Jewitt, D., Morbidelli, A., Rauer, H., Altwegg, Kathrin, Benz, Willy, Thomas, Nicolas. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Trans-Neptunian Objects .   Trans-Neptunian Objects and Comets by David Jewitt, , available at Book Depository with free delivery : David Jewitt. Trans-Neptunian Objects and Comets Saas-Fee Advanced Course Swiss Society for Astrophysics and Astronomy. Authors: Jewitt, D., Morbidelli, A., Rauer, H. Editors. The observed overabundance of short-period comets lead to the downfall of the Oort cloud as exclusive source of comets and to the rise of the need for a Trans-Neptunian comet belt. Centaurs were rapidly seen as the transition phase between Kuiper belt objects, also known as Trans-Neptunian objects (TNOs) and the Jupiter-family comets (JFCs).

The Centaurs and trans-Neptunian objects provide important clues to chemical and dynamical processes in the early Solar System, including the interrelationships among these “asteroidal” bodies, short-period comets, and the ice-bearing satellites of the outer planets. adshelp[at] The ADS is operated by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory under NASA Cooperative Agreement NNX16AC86ACited by: Trans-Neptunian objects (TNO) are any solar system minor planet that orbits the sun at a greater average distance than is now considered a TNO, as is Eris. As of July , over 1, trans-Neptunian objects have been cataloged and of these, some have been designated as . Larger asteroids were acted by more powerful radiometer forces, which pushed them out beyond Neptune’s orbit, where they became trans-Neptunian objects. All the so-called “mavericks of the solar system” (asteroids, meteoroids, comets, and trans-Neptunian objects) resulted from the explosive events as the flood began.

Trans-Neptunian object or TNO is a name astronomers give to any minor planet in the Solar System which orbits (goes around) the Sun beyond the planet Neptune. There are over a thousand of them. [1] Many are in the Kuiper belt.   Comets are small bodies, but of great cosmic relevance. Given its pristine nature, they may preserve valuable and unique information on thechemical and physical processes that took place in theearly solar system, and that may be occurring in the formation of other planetary systems. They might have even played a very important role in the origin of life on Earth. Describe trans-Neptunian and Kuiper-belt objects Explain the proposed fate of comets that enter the inner solar system The comets we notice when they come near Earth (especially the ones coming for the first time) are probably the most primitive objects we can study, preserved unchanged for billions of years in the deep freeze of the outer. Cite this chapter as: Jewitt D. () Kuiper Belt and Comets: An Observational Perspective. In: Trans-Neptunian Objects and Comets. Saas-Fee Advanced Course 35 (Swiss Society for Astrophysics and Astronomy), vol