Asteroid HuntersBook - 2017
In Asteroid Hunters, author Carrie Nugent describes what known impact asteroids have had: the extinction of the dinosaurs, the earth-sized hole Shoemaker Levy 9 left in Jupiter just a few decades ago, how the meteorite that bursted over Chelyabinsk in Russia could have started a war, and unlucky Ms. Anne Hodges—the only person (that we know of) in US history to be the victim of a direct hit. Nugent also introduces the telescope she uses to detect near-Earth asteroids. Ultimately, detection is the key to preventing asteroid impact, and these specialized scientists are working to prevent the unthinkable from happening.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2017
Copyright Date: ©2017
Branch Call Number: Science & Nature 523.44 Nug