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NASA’s 3-D Study of Comets

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 08:04 PM

NASA’s 3-D Study of Comets Reveals Chemical Factory at Work


www.nasa.gov said:

A NASA-led team of scientists has created detailed 3-D maps of the atmospheres surrounding comets, identifying several gases and mapping their spread at the highest resolution ever achieved.

“We achieved truly first-of-a-kind mapping of important molecules that help us understand the nature of comets,” said Martin Cordiner, a researcher working in the Goddard Center for Astrobiology at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. Cordiner led the international team of researchers.

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