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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, Björn; De Cecco, Mariolino; Debei, Stefano; El-Maarry, Mohamed Ramy; Ferri, Francesca; Fornasier, Sonia; Fulle, Marco; Giacomini, Lorenza; Groussin, Olivier; Gutierrez, Pedro J.; Güttler, Carsten; Hviid, Stubbe F.; Ip, Wing-Huen; Jorda, Laurent; Knollenberg, Jörg; Kramm, J.-Rainer; Kührt, Ekkehard; Küppers, Michael; La Forgia, Fiorangela; Lara, Luisa M.; Lazzarin, Monica; Moreno, Josè J. L.; Magrin, Sara; Marchi, Simone; Marzari, Francesco; Massironi, Matteo; Michalik, Harald; Moissl, Richard; Mottola, Stefano; Naletto, Giampiero; Oklay, Nilda; Pajola, Maurizio; Pommerol, Antoine; Preusker, Frank; Sabau, Lola; Scholten, Frank; Snodgrass, Colin; Tubiana, Cecilia; Vincent, Jean-Baptiste and Wenzel, Klaus-Peter (2015). The morphological diversity of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Science, 347(6220), article no. aaa0440.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: https://doi.org/10.1126/science.aaa0440
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Abstract

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 Item
Copyright Holders: 2015 American Association for the Advancement of Science
ISSN: 1095-9203
Extra Information: 6 pp.
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Physical Sciences
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Research Group: Space
Item ID: 43015
Depositing User: Colin Snodgrass
Date Deposited: 19 May 2015 10:06
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 10:30
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/43015
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