Long-term survival of surface water ice on comet 67P

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Oklay, Nilda ; Mottola, Stefano ; Vincent, Jean-Baptiste ; Pajola, Maurizio ; Fornasier, S. ; Hviid, Stubbe ; Kappel, David ; Kührt, Ekkehard ; Keller, H. U. ; Barucci, M. A. ; Feller, Clement ; Preusker, Frank ; Scholten, Frank ; Hall, I. ; Sierks, H. ; Barbieri, C. ; Lamy, Philippe ; Rodrigo, R. ; Koschny, Detlef ; Rickman, Hans ; A'Hearn, M. F. ; Bertaux, J.-L. ; Bertini, Ivano ; Bodewits, Dennis ; Cremonese, G. ; Da Deppo, V. ; Davidsson, B. J. R. ; Debei, S. ; De Cecco, M. ; Deller, J. ... view all 56 authors (2017)
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1093/mnras/stx2298
  • Subject: Asteroiden und Kometen | Leitungsbereich PF | Planetengeodäsie

Numerous water-ice-rich deposits surviving more than several months on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko were observed during the Rosetta mission. We announce the first-time detection of water-ice features surviving up to 2 yr since their first observation via OSIRIS (Opt... View more
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