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Bockelée-Morvan Dominique, Biver Nicolas

The composition of cometary ices

Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series A, 2017, vol. 375

Référence ADS : 2017RSPTA.37560252B

Résumé :

The chemical composition of cometary ices provides clues for the conditions of formation and evolution of the early Solar System. A large number of molecules have been identified in cometary atmospheres, from both ground-based observations and space, including in situ investigations. This includes large organic molecules, which are also observed in star-forming regions. This paper presents a review of molecular abundances measured in cometary atmospheres from remote sensing observations with ground-based and space-based telescopes. The diversity of composition observed in comet populations is presented and discussed.

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