Asteroids, comets, and meteorites

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Date
1960
Summary
Surveys the size, composition, and location of asteroids, comets, and meteorites and the means used to investigate them. The discovery of asteroids in 1801 by Piazzi, their place in the solar system, and their variations in size and shape are recounted. Halley's study of comets, the nature of the composition of comets, and the size of their orbit are highlighted. Meteorites are discussed as remnants of comets; and the use of radar and photography in counting them along with the variations in their sizes is indicated.
Publishers
Film Associates of California; BFA Educational Media; Indiana University Audio-Visual Center
Genres
Educational; Historical
Subject
Asteroids -- Juvenile films ; Comets -- Juvenile films ; Meteorites -- Juvenile films.
Collection
IU Audio-Visual Center
Unit
IUL Moving Image Archive
Language
English
Rights Statement
No Copyright - United States
Physical Description
1 Film (0:11:03); 16mm
Notes
Gift to the IUB Libraries from Instructional Support Services.
Copyright Date: 1960
Other Identifiers
IULMIA Film Database: 40000003256908; Other: GR00406727; MDPI Barcode: 40000003256908