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Infrared spectroscopy of comet 81P/Wild 2 samples returned by Stardust

Keller, Lindsay P., Bajt, Sasa, Baratta, Giuseppe A., Borg, Janet, Bradley, John P., Brownlee, Donald E., Busemann, Henner, Brucato, John R., Burchell, Mark J., Colangeli, Luigi, and others. (2006) Infrared spectroscopy of comet 81P/Wild 2 samples returned by Stardust. Science, 314 (5806). pp. 1728-1731. ISSN 0036-8075. (doi:10.1126/science.1135796) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:5069)

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Abstract

Infrared spectra of material captured from comet 81P/Wild 2 by the Stardust spacecraft reveal indigenous aliphatic hydrocarbons similar to those in interplanetary dust particles thought to be derived from comets, but with longer chain lengths than those observed in the diffuse interstellar medium. Similarly, the Stardust samples contain abundant amorphous silicates in addition to crystalline silicates such as olivine and pyroxene. The presence of crystalline silicates in Wild 2 is consistent with mixing of solar system and interstellar matter. No hydrous silicates or carbonate minerals were detected, which suggests a lack of aqueous processing of Wild 2 dust.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1126/science.1135796
Subjects: Q Science
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Physical Sciences
Depositing User: Mark Burchell
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2008 13:35 UTC
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2019 10:30 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/5069 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Burchell, Mark J.: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2680-8943
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