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Structure of the Coma: Chemistry and Solar Wind Interaction

  • W. F. Huebner (a1), D. C. Boice (a1), H. U. Schmidt (a2) and R. Wegmann (a2)

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Much has been learned about the physics and chemistry of comets from the successful spacecraft encounters and intensive remote observing programs of Comets Halley and Giacobini-Zinner. Instead of being the panacea for our comet curiosity, these tantalizing “snapshots” have raised new questions, and many fundamental problems remain unsolved. To reap fuller benefits, extensive modeling is necessary to characterize the physical structure and chemical properties of the coma and to infer the composition and structure of the nucleus.

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Structure of the Coma: Chemistry and Solar Wind Interaction

  • W. F. Huebner (a1), D. C. Boice (a1), H. U. Schmidt (a2) and R. Wegmann (a2)

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