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The First Decadal Review of the Edgeworth-Kuiper Belt John K. Davies

The First Decadal Review of the Edgeworth-Kuiper Belt

John K. Davies

Published August 1st 2004
ISBN : 9781402017810
Hardcover
516 pages
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A decade after the confirmation of the Kuiper Belts existence, 80 of the worlds experts gathered in Chile to review what has been learned since 1992. This record of the meeting is enhanced by several specially solicited papers covering additionalMoreA decade after the confirmation of the Kuiper Belts existence, 80 of the worlds experts gathered in Chile to review what has been learned since 1992. This record of the meeting is enhanced by several specially solicited papers covering additional material not presented at the conference. The volume includes papers on the dynamics of the trans-Neptunian region, the results of deep surveys for the new objects and the evidence for an outer Edge to the Edgeworth-Kuiper belt. Physical observations of many objects are described and attempts are made to bring these data into some coherent picture of the distant solar system. The interior physics of these distant, icy objects, and the link between the Kuiper Belt and dust disks around other stars are also considered. Of particular interest is a set of papers on how the surfaces of distant asteroids are affected by various types of radiation, an area crucial to the interpretation of data being collected by large ground based telescopes.Suitable for professional astronomers and PhD students working in the field of planetary science.