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The Traveler's Guide to SpaceFor One-Way Settlers and Round-Trip Tourists$
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Neil F. Comins

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780231177542

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231177542.001.0001

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Science and the Solar System Over Easy

Science and the Solar System Over Easy

(p.3) 1 Science and the Solar System Over Easy
The Traveler's Guide to Space

Neil F. Comins

Columbia University Press

This chapter defines some essential terms, such as "space" and paints the big picture of our neighborhood of space, what is in our astronomical neighborhood, and what places in it we will be able to visit in the near future. It also presents the basic physics, such as the different types of electromagnetic radiations, necessary to understand some of the issues surrounding space travel, such as radiation hazards and weightlessness.

Keywords:   Karman Line, asteroids, comets, electromagnetic radiation, gravitation, ballistic flight

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