Chapter 8. Cosmic Collisions

  1. Professor Brian H. Kaye

Published Online: 18 DEC 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9783527614837.ch08

Golf Balls, Boomerangs and Asteroids: The Impact of Missiles on Society

Golf Balls, Boomerangs and Asteroids: The Impact of Missiles on Society

How to Cite

Kaye, B. H. (1996) Cosmic Collisions, in Golf Balls, Boomerangs and Asteroids: The Impact of Missiles on Society, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527614837.ch08

Author Information

  1. Laurentian University, Ramsey Lake Road, Sudbury, Ontario P3E2C6

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 DEC 2007
  2. Published Print: 26 SEP 1996

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527293223

Online ISBN: 9783527614837

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Keywords:

  • extraterrestial missiles;
  • chevrolet malibu;
  • NASA;
  • space junk;
  • astrophysics

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Target Earth

  • The Dynamics of Asteroid Collisions on the Surface of the Earth

  • The Tunguska Attack: Cosmic Missile or Alien Spaceship?

  • Hairy Stars and Telltale Tails

  • Apprehending Cosmic Drifters

  • Cosmic Missiles and the Disappearing Dinosaurs

  • Moon Struck

  • Space Junk

  • What are the Chances of a Person being hit by a Cosmic Missile?