The Resource When the Earth had two moons : cannibal planets, icy giants, dirty comets, dreadful orbits, and the origins of the night sky, Erik Asphaug

When the Earth had two moons : cannibal planets, icy giants, dirty comets, dreadful orbits, and the origins of the night sky, Erik Asphaug

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When the Earth had two moons : cannibal planets, icy giants, dirty comets, dreadful orbits, and the origins of the night sky
Title
When the Earth had two moons
Title remainder
cannibal planets, icy giants, dirty comets, dreadful orbits, and the origins of the night sky
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Erik Asphaug
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
An astonishing exploration of planet formation and the origins of life by one of the world's most innovative planetary geologists. In 1959, the Soviet probe Luna 3 took the first photos of the far side of the moon. Even in their poor resolution, the images stunned scientists: the far side is an enormous mountainous expanse, not the vast lava-plains seen from Earth. Subsequent missions have confirmed this in much greater detail. How could this be, and what might it tell us about our own place in the universe? As it turns out, quite a lot. Fourteen billion years ago, the universe exploded into being, creating galaxies and stars. Planets formed out of the leftover dust and gas that coalesced into larger and larger bodies orbiting around each star. In a sort of heavenly survival of the fittest, planetary bodies smashed into each other until solar systems emerged. Curiously, instead of being relatively similar in terms of composition, the planets in our solar system, and the comets, asteroids, satellites and rings, are bewitchingly distinct. So, too, the halves of our moon. In When the Earth Had Two Moons, esteemed planetary geologist Erik Asphaug takes us on an exhilarating tour through the farthest reaches of time and our galaxy to find out why. Beautifully written and provocatively argued, When the Earth Had Two Moons is not only a mind-blowing astronomical tour but a profound inquiry into the nature of life here -- and billions of miles from home
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TOH
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Asphaug, Erik
Dewey number
523.4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QB603.O74
LC item number
A86 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Planetary science
  • Life on other planets
  • Astronomy
  • Planets
Target audience
adult
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When the Earth had two moons : cannibal planets, icy giants, dirty comets, dreadful orbits, and the origins of the night sky, Erik Asphaug
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Ruined structures -- Rocks in a stream -- Systems inside systems -- Strange places and small things -- Pebbles and giant impacts -- The last ones standing -- A billion earths
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 356 pages
Isbn
9780062657923
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1091131580
  • 2038484
Label
When the Earth had two moons : cannibal planets, icy giants, dirty comets, dreadful orbits, and the origins of the night sky, Erik Asphaug
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ruined structures -- Rocks in a stream -- Systems inside systems -- Strange places and small things -- Pebbles and giant impacts -- The last ones standing -- A billion earths
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 356 pages
Isbn
9780062657923
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1091131580
  • 2038484

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