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Space Sciences Series of ISSI

Composition and Origin of Cometary Materials

Proceedings of an ISSI Workshop, 14–18 September 1998, Bern, Switzerland

Authors: Altwegg, K., Ehrenfreund, P., Geiss, J., Huebner, W.F.

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Comet nuclei are the most primitive bodies in the solar system. They have been created far away from the early Sun and their material properties have been altered the least since their formation. Thus, the composition and structure of comet nuclei provide the best information about the chemical and thermodynamic conditions in the nebula from which our solar system formed.
In this volume, cometary experts review a broad spectrum of ideas and conclusions based on in situ measurement of Comet Halley and remote sensing observations of the recent bright Comets Hale-Bopp and Hyakutake. The chemical character of comet nuclei suggests many close similarities with the composition of interstellar clouds. It also suggests material mixing from the inner solar nebula and challenges the importance of the accretion shock in the outer nebula. The book is intended to serve as a guide for researchers and graduate students working in the field of planetology and solar system exploration. Several special indexes focus the reader's attention to detailed results and discussions. It concludes with recommendations for laboratory investigations and for advanced modeling of comets, the solar nebula, and the collapse of interstellar clouds.

Table of contents (34 chapters)

  • Composition of the Volatile Material in Halley’s Coma from in Situ Measurements

    Altwegg, K. (et al.)

    Pages 3-18

  • Remote Observations of the Composition of Cometary Volatiles

    Crovisier, J. (et al.)

    Pages 19-32

  • Cometary Deuterium

    Meier, Roland (et al.)

    Pages 33-43

  • Comet Halley’s Gas Composition and Extended Sources: Results from the Neutral Mass Spectrometer on Giotto

    Eberhardt, Peter

    Pages 45-52

  • On the Existence of Distributed Sources in Comet Comae

    Festou, M. C.

    Pages 53-67

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Composition and Origin of Cometary Materials
Book Subtitle
Proceedings of an ISSI Workshop, 14–18 September 1998, Bern, Switzerland
Authors
Series Title
Space Sciences Series of ISSI
Series Volume
8
Copyright
1999
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-011-4211-3
DOI
10.1007/978-94-011-4211-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-6154-1
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-5830-8
Series ISSN
1385-7525
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 412
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