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Asteroids suggest images of a catastrophic impact with Earth, triggering infernos, tidal waves, famine, and death but these scenarios have obscured the larger story of how asteroids have been discovered and studied. During the past two centuries, the quest for knowledge about asteroids has involved eminent scientists and amateur astronomers, patient research and sudden intuition, advanced technology and the simplest of telescopes, newspaper headlines and Cold War secrets. Showing how asteroid research is increasingly ...

Asteroids: A History 2001, Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press, Washington, DC

ISBN-13: 9781560989820

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Asteroids: A History 2000, Smithsonian Books, Washington, DC

ISBN-13: 9781560983897