Meteor Showers and Their Parent Comets

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Cambridge University Press, 2006年9月14日 - 790 頁
Meteor Showers and their Parent Comets is a unique handbook for astronomers interested in observing meteor storms and outbursts. Spectacular displays of 'shooting stars' are created when the Earth's orbit crosses a meteoroid stream, as each meteoroid causes a bright light when it enters our atmosphere at high speed. Jenniskens, an active meteor storm chaser, explains how meteoroid streams originate from the decay of meteoroids, comets and asteroids, and how they cause meteor showers on Earth. He includes the findings of recent space missions to comets and asteroids, the risk of meteor impacts on Earth, and how meteor showers may have seeded the Earth with ingredients that made life possible. All known meteor showers are identified, accompanied by fascinating details on the most important showers and their parent comets. The book predicts when exceptional meteor showers will occur over the next fifty years, making it a valuable resource for both amateur and professional astronomers.
 

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Introduction
1
How meteor showers were linked to comets
3
What is at the core of comets?
12
The formation of meteoroid streams
28
Meteors from meteoroid impacts on Earth
39
Comet and meteoroid orbits
58
Parent bodies 69
71
Halleytype comets
88
Meteor outbursts from longperiod comets
172
the Leonid Filament
201
The Leonid storms
216
The Ursids
263
The Perseids
271
Other Halleytype comets
301
Dust trails of Jupiterfamily comets
321
Young streams from comet fragmentation 355
357

Jupiterfamily comets
108
Fading comets of the inner Solar System
130
Asteroids as parent bodies of meteoroid streams
140
Young streams from water vapor drag 151
153
Meteor storm chasing
161
Broken comets
377
Geminids
397
The sunskirting Arietids and dAquariids
423
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第 768 頁 - JM Greenberg, H. Mizutani, and T. Yamamoto, "A new derivation of the tensile strength of cometary nuclei: application to comet shoemaker-levy 9,

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Dr Peter Jenniskens is a professional astronomer and research scientist at NASA Ames Research Center and the SETI Institute.

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