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

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Oklay, N. ; Mottola, S. ; Vincent, J.-B. ; Pajola, M. ; Fornasier, S. ; Hviid, S. F. ; Kappel, D. ; Kührt, E. ; Keller, H. U. ; Barucci, M. A. ; Feller, C. ; Preusker, F. ; Scholten, F. ; Hall, I. ; Sierks, H. ; Barbieri, C. ; Lamy, P. L. ; Rodrigo, R. ; Koschny, D. ; Rickman, H. ; A’Hearn, M. F. ; Bertaux, J.-L. ; Bertini, I. ; Bodewits, D. ; Cremonese, G. ; Da Deppo, V. ; Davidsson, B. J. R. ; Debei, S. ; De Cecco, M. ; Deller, J. ... view all 56 authors (2017)

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 (... View more