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published by the Astronomical Society of the Pacific
edited by Andrew Fraknoi
written by Carolyn Collins-Petersen
consultant: Peter Jenniskens
This item is a podcast audio presentation about "cosmic debris" -- the smaller chunks of material in space left over from the formation of our solar system -- and how they interact with observers on Earth. It features an interview with meteor-discoverer Peter Jenniskens, an astronomer for the SETI Institute. The podcast may be downloaded as an mp3 file or as a pdf document.

Also included is a comprehensive set of links to editor-approved web sites on meteor showers, meteorites and their properties, asteroids, comets, NASA image sets, and classroom activities.

This resource is one episode of Astronomy Behind the Headlines a web-based monthly periodical that features short interviews about the latest discoveries in astronomy and space science. All episodes are narrated by renowned scientists, who explain the phenomenon and why its discovery is significant. It is published and maintained by the Astronomical Society of the Pacific.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Astronomy
- Solar System
= Asteroids
= Comets
- High School
- Middle School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Informal Education
- Instructional Material
= Curriculum support
= Lecture/Presentation
- Reference Material
= Periodical
- Audio/Visual
= Voice Recording
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- Physical Science
- Physics First
- Conceptual Physics
- Algebra-based Physics
- AP Physics
- Activity
- New teachers
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© 2009 Loch Ness Productions, 2009. Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 2010.
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astronomy interviews, comet detection, interviews, meteor collision, meteorite, meteoroid, online magazine, online periodical, periodical, podcast, reading lists, resource guide
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Metadata instance created March 8, 2010 by Caroline Hall
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November 30, 2009

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AIP Format
C. Collins-Petersen, , edited by A. Fraknoi (Astronomical Society of the Pacific, San Francisco, 2009), WWW Document, (http://www.astrosociety.org/abh/ABH02.html).
AJP/PRST-PER
C. Collins-Petersen, Astronomy Behind the Headlines: Cosmic Debris, , edited by A. Fraknoi (Astronomical Society of the Pacific, San Francisco, 2009), <http://www.astrosociety.org/abh/ABH02.html>.
APA Format
Collins-Petersen, C. (2009, November 30). Astronomy Behind the Headlines: Cosmic Debris. Retrieved December 18, 2014, from Astronomical Society of the Pacific: http://www.astrosociety.org/abh/ABH02.html
Chicago Format
Collins-Petersen, Carolyn. Astronomy Behind the Headlines: Cosmic Debris. Edited by Andrew Fraknoi. San Francisco: Astronomical Society of the Pacific, November 30, 2009. http://www.astrosociety.org/abh/ABH02.html (accessed 18 December 2014).
MLA Format
Collins-Petersen, Carolyn. Astronomy Behind the Headlines: Cosmic Debris. Ed. Fraknoi, Andrew. San Francisco: Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 2009. 30 Nov. 2009. 18 Dec. 2014 <http://www.astrosociety.org/abh/ABH02.html>.
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@misc{ Author = "Carolyn Collins-Petersen", Title = {Astronomy Behind the Headlines: Cosmic Debris}, Publisher = {Astronomical Society of the Pacific}, Volume = {2014}, Number = {18 December 2014}, Month = {November 30, 2009}, Year = {2009} }
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