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Dynamics of cometary dust

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dc.contributor.author Sekanina, Z. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2004-10-03T05:18:32Z
dc.date.available 2004-10-03T05:18:32Z
dc.date.issued 1995
dc.identifier.citation IAU Colloquium 150: Physics, Chemistry, and Dynamics of the Interplanetary DustGainesville, Florida, U.S.A, August 14-18, 1995 en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 95-1167
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/31483
dc.description.abstract This paper summarizes recent progress in our understanding of the morphological diversity of dust comets. This diversity is a product of dust emission from discrete active areas on the nucleus surface and provides information on the comet's rotation state and source function. Advances in computer simulations of dust coma morphology are described and the diagnostic properties of various dusty features are emphasized. Also addressed are some of the issues of dust tail morphology and particle fragmentation. Finally, lessons learnt from investigations of the dust population of comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 are discussed and implications for physical studies of the comet's collision with Jupiter are identified. en_US
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dc.language.iso en_US
dc.subject.other comets en_US
dc.title Dynamics of cometary dust en_US


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