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The Rosetta Mission and the Chemistry of Organic Species in Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko

Grady, Monica M.; Wright, Ian P.; Engrand, Cécile and Siljeström, Sandra (2018). The Rosetta Mission and the Chemistry of Organic Species in Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. Elements, 14(2) pp. 95–100.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: https://doi.org/10.2138/gselements.14.2.95
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Abstract

Comets are regarded as probably the most primitive of solar system objects, preserving a record of the materials from which the solar system aggregated. Key amongst their components are organic compounds – molecules that may trace their heritage to the interstellar medium from which the protosolar nebula eventually emerged. The most recent cometary space mission, Rosetta, carried instruments designed to characterize, in unprecedented detail, the organic species in comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko (67P). Rosetta was the first mission to match orbits with a comet and follow its evolution over time, and also the first mission to land scientific instruments on a comet surface. Results from the mission revealed a greater variety of molecules than previously identified and indicated that 67P contained both primitive and processed organic entities.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2018 Mineralogical Society of America
ISSN: 1811-5209
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Not SetNot SetSTFC (Science & Technology Facilities Council)
Keywords: Rosetta; comet; chemistry; organics; volatiles; isotopes
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Physical Sciences
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Item ID: 54897
SWORD Depositor: Jisc Publications-Router
Depositing User: Jisc Publications-Router
Date Deposited: 03 May 2018 10:44
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 11:06
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/54897
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