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By Paul J. Thomas, Roland D. Hicks, Christopher F. Chyba, Christopher P. McKay

This quantity considers the position comets can have performed within the origins and evolution of existence. this can be the one e-book dealing intensive with this topic. it's really proper in gentle of contemporary investigations of Halley's comet, of latest insights into natural synthesis in meteorites and comets, and of recent result of numerical simulations of cometary orbits and affects on the earth. The publication is meant as a finished overview of present examine.

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