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Author Starkey, Natalie, author.

Title Catching stardust : comets, asteroids and the birth of the solar system / Natalie Starkey.

Publication Info. London : Bloomsbury Sigma, 2018.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction  New Shelf  523.2 STA    DUE 10-25-18
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor  New Shelf  523.2 STA    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
1 copy being processed for PAS Central Library On Order.
Description 256 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 22 cm
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Note Includes index.
Summary Comets and asteroids are among the Solar System's very oldest inhabitants. This book tells the story of these enigmatic celestial objects, revealing how scientists are using them to help understand a crucial time in our history--the birth of the Solar System, and everything contained within it.
Contents A 4.6-billion-year journey into the deep freeze -- Comets and asteroids on earth -- Shooting stars and space dust -- Water and life on earth and in space -- Taking the science to space -- The Stardust mission -- The Rosetta mission -- Space mining -- Mission 'Save Planet Earth'.
Subject Solar system -- Origin.
ISBN 9781472955012 (paperback)
1472955013 (paperback)
9781472944009 (hardcover)
1472944003 (hardcover)

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