Formation and Evolution of Solids in Space

  • J. Mayo Greenberg
  • Aigen Li

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASIC, volume 523)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Jean E. Chiar, Yvonne J. Pendleton
    Pages 29-52
  3. C. M. Wright, D. K. Aitken, C. H. Smith, P. F. Roche
    Pages 77-83
  4. Osama M. Shalabiea, Eric Herbst, Paola Caselli
    Pages 123-130
  5. S. B. Charnley
    Pages 131-137
  6. E. Dartois, L. D’hendecourt, F. Boulanger, J.-L. Puget, M. Jourdain de Muizon, M. Breitfellner et al.
    Pages 139-145
  7. L. Colangeli, V. Mennella, P. Palumbo, A. Rotundi
    Pages 203-228
  8. Johann Dorschner
    Pages 229-264
  9. M. S. Robinson, L. Colangeli, V. Mennella, E. Bussoletti, A. Rotundi
    Pages 273-279
  10. M. Schnaiter, H. Mutschke, J. Dorschner, Th. Henning
    Pages 281-289
  11. J. R. Brucato, V. Mennella, L. Colangeli, E. Bussoletti
    Pages 291-296
  12. G. Ferrini, A. Rotundi, L. Colangeli, V. Mennella
    Pages 297-303

About this book


Interstellar dust, meteorites, interplanetary dust particles (IDP's), the zodiacal light, comets, comet dust. Where do they come from, what are they made of, how do they evolve, and finally, are there connections between them? These are the questions discussed in this volume by some of the world's outstanding experts in their respective fields. The techniques used for studying the `small' solid objects of space are thoroughly discussed. Some of the methods involve a synthetic approach using the laboratory to create analog environments and materials which are believed to resemble those in space. Others use direct laboratory methods with state-of-the-art analytical tools to study the material of the objects themselves - meteorites, IDP'S. And others apply the latest in astronomical facilities to provide quantitative data on the material properties of the solids which can only be deduced from remote observations, These are compared with the laboratory results. In one instance there was a possibility to study a solar system body in situ and that was the case of comet Halley and some of the results of these studies obtained from space `laboratories' launched to meet it are discussed here. Finally, there are theoretical papers which are aimed at bridging the results of observational and laboratory methods.
This book is recommended to senior scientists as well as graduate students who wish to pursue research in interstellar and solar system astronomy and their connections.


LOPES Supernova astronomy carbon morphology organic chemistry planet solar system spectroscopy stellar structure

Editors and affiliations

  • J. Mayo Greenberg
    • 1
  • Aigen Li
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory AstrophysicsUniversity of LeidenLeidenThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-6018-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-4806-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1389-2185
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