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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Frank J. Molster, Laurens B. F. M. Waters
    Pages 121-170
  3. Martha S. Hanner
    Pages 171-188
  4. Ingrid Mann, Elmar K. Jessberger
    Pages 189-216

About this book

Introduction

Astromineralogy deals with the science of gathering mineralogical information from the astronomical spectroscopy of asteroids, comets and dust in the circumstellar environments in general. It is only recently, however, that this field has received a tremendous boost with the reliable identification of minerals by the Infrared Space Observatory. This book is the first comprehensive and coherent account of this exciting field. Beyond addressing the specialist in the field, the book is intended as a high-level but readable introduction to astromineralogy for both the nonspecialist researcher and the advanced student.

Keywords

Accretion astrochemistry astromineralogy astrophysics interplanetary dust laboratory astrophysics mineralogy solid-state astrophysics stellar

Editors and affiliations

  • Thomas K. Henning
    • 1
  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut für AstronomieHeidelbergGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/3-540-45840-9
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-44323-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-45840-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0075-8450
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