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Observations and analysis of a curved jet in the coma of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

Lin, Z.-Y., Lai, I.-L., Su, C.-C., Ip, W.-H., Lee, J.-C., Wu, J.-S., Vincent, J.-B., La Forgia, F., Sierks, H., Barbieri, C., and others. (2016) Observations and analysis of a curved jet in the coma of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Astronomy & Astrophysics, 588 . L3. ISSN 0004-6361. (doi:10.1051/0004-6361/201527784) (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:60098)

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Abstract

Aims. We analyze the physical properties and dynamical origin of a curved jet of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko that was observed repeatedly in several nucleus rotations starting on May 30 and persisting until early August, 2015.

Results. The formation of the curved jet is a combination of the size of the dust particles (~0.1?1 mm) and the location of the source region near the nucleus equator. This enhances the spiral feature of the collimated dust stream after the dust is accelerated to a terminal speed on the order of m s-1.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1051/0004-6361/201527784
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Physical Sciences
Faculties > Sciences > School of Physical Sciences > Centre for Astrophysics and Planetary Sciences
Depositing User: Stephen Lowry
Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2017 10:22 UTC
Last Modified: 06 May 2020 03:15 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/60098 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Lowry, S.C.: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5605-4329
Rożek, A.: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2341-2238
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