Volume 93 Issue 4 | p. 6 | News of The Week
Issue Date: January 26, 2015 | Web Date: January 22, 2015

Rosetta Reveals Details About Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

Space: Initial data shows the comet is covered with a polymeric, organic material
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Analytical SCENE
Keywords: Rosetta, comet, protoplanetary

The comet known as 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko has a morphologically complex, organic-rich surface, according to analysis of the first set of data from the Rosetta mission (Science 2015, DOI: 10.1126/science.aaa4542).

Comets are the fossils of our solar system, says Carey M. Lisse, a principal scientist at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. Their interiors contain pristine material remaining from when a giant molecular cloud collapsed into . . .

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