Trans-Neptunian Objects and Comets

  • David Jewitt
  • Alessandro Morbidelli
  • Heike Rauer

Part of the Saas-Fee Advanced Course 35 book series (SAASFEE, volume 35)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. H. Rauer
    Pages 165-256
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 257-258

About this book


In the last two decades of the 20th century, we obtained our first detailed look at a cometary nucleus and detected objects in the Kuiper-Edgeworth Belt for the first time. These two observations have resulted in a major leap forward in our understanding of small bodies in our Solar System. Combined with powerful new approaches to the study of Solar System dynamics, progress within the last 20 years has been staggering. This book attempts to synthesize these new findings in a manner which is readable for new graduate students in the field.


Comets Kuiper Belt Objects Origin of Life Planet Planet Formation Planetary System Solar System Transneptunian Objects astronomy astrophysics evolution solar the origin

Authors and affiliations

  • David Jewitt
    • 1
  • Alessandro Morbidelli
    • 2
  • Heike Rauer
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Institute for AstronomyUniversity of HawaiiHonoluluUSA
  2. 2.Observatoire de la Côte dŠAzur/CNRSFrance
  3. 3.DLR/Institut für Planetenforschung12489 BerlinGermany
  4. 4.TU Berlin/Zentrum für Astronomie und Astrophysik10623 BerlinGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-71957-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-71958-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1861-7980
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