By Hermann Boehnhardt,Michael Combi,Mark R. Kidger,Rita Schulz

Comet Hale-Bopp defines a milestone occasion for cometary technological know-how: it's the first "really mammoth" comet saw with sleek gear at the floor and from house and because of that; it truly is thought of the hot reference item in cometary sciences.

At the start of a brand new period in spacecraft exploration of comets and 5 years after Hale-Bopp's perihelion passage those complaints of invited and contributed papers for Iau Colloquium 186 "Cometary technology after Hale-Bopp" evaluate the state of the art wisdom on comets, the icy, dusty and so much primordial left-overs of the formation disk of our personal sun method.

This is the 1st quantity with invited evaluate papers. A moment quantity with contributed papers is released in Isbn 1-4020-0978-X.

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