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Comets: Where We Are, How We Got Here, and Where We Want To Go Next

Zolensky, Michael E. and Grady, Monica M. (2018). Comets: Where We Are, How We Got Here, and Where We Want To Go Next. Elements, 14(2) pp. 83–86.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: https://doi.org/10.2138/gselements.14.2.83
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Abstract

We introduce the principal mysteries surrounding comets; discuss the proposed importance of comets to the origin of water and organic compounds in the inner solar system; and summarize the history of cometary observation, study, and exploration over the past 22 centuries.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2018 Mineralogical Society of America
ISSN: 1811-5217
Keywords: comets; water; organic compounds; Oort Cloud; Kuiper Belt; solar system
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Physical Sciences
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Item ID: 54894
SWORD Depositor: Jisc Publications-Router
Depositing User: Jisc Publications-Router
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2018 09:43
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 11:06
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/54894
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