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The Resource Catching stardust : comets, asteroids and the birth of the solar system, Natalie Starkey ; illustrations by Marc Dando

Catching stardust : comets, asteroids and the birth of the solar system, Natalie Starkey ; illustrations by Marc Dando

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Catching stardust : comets, asteroids and the birth of the solar system
Title
Catching stardust
Title remainder
comets, asteroids and the birth of the solar system
Statement of responsibility
Natalie Starkey ; illustrations by Marc Dando
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Contributor
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Illustrator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Icy, rocky, sometimes dusty, always mysterious comets and asteroids are among the Solar System's very oldest inhabitants, formed within a swirling cloud of gas and dust in the area of space that eventually hosted the Sun and its planets. Locked within each of these extra-terrestrial objects is the 4.6-billion-year wisdom of Solar System events, and by studying them at close quarters using spacecraft we can coerce them into revealing their closely-guarded secrets. This offers us the chance to answer some fundamental questions about our planet and its inhabitants. Exploring comets and asteroids also allows us to shape the story of Earth's future, enabling us to protect our precious planet from the threat of a catastrophic impact from space, and maybe to even recover valuable raw materials from them. This cosmic bounty could be as useful in space as it is on Earth, providing the necessary fuel and supplies for humans as they voyage into deep space to explore more distant locations within the Solar System. Catching Stardust tells the story of these enigmatic celestial objects, revealing how scientists are using them to help understand a crucial time in our history ? the birth of the Solar System, and everything contained within it
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Starkey, Natalie
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Dando, Marc
Series statement
Bloomsbury sigma
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  • Asteroids
  • Comets
  • Solar system
Target audience
adult
Label
Catching stardust : comets, asteroids and the birth of the solar system, Natalie Starkey ; illustrations by Marc Dando
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Publication
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Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
p2251150343
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
256 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781472955012
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour)
Label
Catching stardust : comets, asteroids and the birth of the solar system, Natalie Starkey ; illustrations by Marc Dando
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
p2251150343
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
256 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781472955012
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour)

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