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Deep Impact as a World Observatory Event: Synergies in Space, Time, and Wavelength

Proceedings of the ESO/VUB Conference held in Brussels, Belgium, 7-10 August 2006

Käufl, Hans Ulrich, Sterken, Christiaan (Eds.)

2009, XX, 331 p.

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  • Presents observational data sets of the NASA Deep Impact Mission from radio to x-ray wavelength required for modeling cometary properties

In the context of the NASA Deep Impact space mission, comet 9P/Tempel1 has been at the focus of an unprecedented worldwide long-term multi-wavelength observation campaign. The comet was also studied throughout its perihelion passage by various sources including the Deep Impact mission itself, the Hubble Space Telescope, Spitzer, Rosetta, XMM and all major ground-based observatories in a wavelength band from cm-wave radio astronomy to x-rays.

This book includes the proceedings of a meeting that brought together an audience of theoreticians and observers - across the electromagnetic spectrum and from different sites and projects - to make full use of the massive ground-based observing data set. The coherent presentation of all data sets illustrates and examines the various observational constraints on modelling the cometary nucleus, cometary gas, cometary plasma, cometary dust, and the comet's surface and its activity.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » NASA Deep Impact space mission - astronomy - comet 9P/Tempel1 - cometary activity - cometary dust - cometary gas - cometary nucleus - cometary plasma - cometary surface - multi-wavelength observation

Related subjects » Astrophysics and Astroparticles - Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Sciences

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