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Published: 24 June 2021

224 Pages | 30 black and white images and a 4 page colour plate section


ISBN: 9780198845409

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Colliding Worlds

How Cosmic Encounters Shaped Planets and Life

Simone Marchi

  • Offers a cutting edge view of the role of cosmic collisions in the formation and evolution of rocky planets and asteroids
  • Describes the influence of asteroid impacts on the evolution of our own world, Earth, and the formation of our Moon
  • Considers how these collisions have also influenced the evolution and trajectory of life on Earth, from its origins and through mass extinction events
  • Combines the latest theories and data from spacecraft to give a vivid picture of what planetary science can tell us today, and the puzzles that remain

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