The morphological diversity of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

Thomas, Nicolas; Sierks, Holger; Barbieri, Cesare; Lamy, Philippe L.; Rodrigo, Rafael; Rickman, Hans; Koschny, Detlef; Keller, Horst Uwe; Agarwal, Jessica; A'Hearn, Michael F.; Angrilli, Francesco; Auger, Anne-Therese; Barucci, M. Antonella; Bertaux, Jean-Loup; Bertini, Ivano; Besse, Sebastien; Bodewits, Dennis; Cremonese, Gabriele; Da Deppo, Vania; Davidsson, Bjoern; ... (2015). The morphological diversity of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Science, 347(6220), aaa0440-aaa0440. American Association for the Advancement of Science 10.1126/science.aaa0440

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Images of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko acquired by the OSIRIS (Optical, Spectroscopic and Infrared Remote Imaging System) imaging system onboard the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft at scales of better than 0.8 meter per pixel show a wide variety of different structures and textures. The data show the importance of airfall, surface dust transport, mass wasting, and insolation weathering for cometary surface evolution, and they offer some support for subsurface fluidization models and mass loss through the ejection of large chunks of material.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Physics Institute > Space Research and Planetary Sciences
08 Faculty of Science > Physics Institute > NCCR PlanetS

UniBE Contributor:

Thomas, Nicolas; Elmaarry, Mohamed Ramy and Pommerol, Antoine

Subjects:

500 Science > 530 Physics

ISSN:

0036-8075

Publisher:

American Association for the Advancement of Science

Language:

English

Submitter:

Katharina Weyeneth-Moser

Date Deposited:

17 Jun 2016 09:49

Last Modified:

13 Mar 2018 17:03

Publisher DOI:

10.1126/science.aaa0440

Web of Science ID:

000348225800028

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.81721

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/81721

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