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Pages: 256
Authors: Gerrit L. Verschuur
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 1997-12-18 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

Most scientists now agree that some sixty-five million years ago, an immense comet slammed into the Yucatan, detonating a blast twenty million times more powerful than the largest hydrogen bomb, punching a hole ten miles deep in the earth. Trillions of tons of rock were vaporized and launched into the
Space Policy in the Twenty-First Century
Language: en
Pages: 283
Authors: W. Henry Lambright
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003 - Publisher: JHU Press

Though more than forty years old, the space age has just begun, and questions about its future abound. What will replace the Space Shuttle? Will the International Space Station justify its $100 billion potential cost? Are asteroids real threats to Earth or just the subject of science fiction movies? Will
Impact!
Language: en
Pages: 502
Authors: Gerrit L. Verschuur
Categories: Science
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Rain Of Iron And Ice
Language: en
Pages: 236
Authors: John S. Lewis
Categories: Science
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Falling Stars
Language: en
Pages: 150
Authors: Michael D. Reynolds
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010 - Publisher: Stackpole Books

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