Cometary Science after Hale-Bopp [E-Book] : Volume 2 Proceedings of IAU Colloquium 186 21–25 January 2002, Tenerife, Spain / edited by H. Boehnhardt, M. Combi, M. R. Kidger, R. Schulz.
Boehnhardt, H., (editor)
Combi, M., (editor) / Kidger, M. R., (editor) / Schulz, R., (editor)
Dordrecht : Springer, 2002
XI, 524 p. 100 illus., 12 illus. in color. online resource.
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Comet Hale-Bopp defines a milestone event for cometary science: it is the first "really big" comet observed with modern equipment on the ground and from space and due to that; it is considered the new reference object in cometary sciences. At the beginning of a new era in spacecraft exploration of comets and five years after Hale-Bopp's perihelion passage these proceedings of invited and contributed papers for IAU Colloquium 186 "Cometary Science after Hale-Bopp" review the state-of-the-art knowledge on comets, the icy, dusty and most primordial left-overs of the formation disk of our own solar system.