Frozen hydrocarbons in comets

Simonia, Irakli (2011) Frozen hydrocarbons in comets. Astronomical Journal, 141 (2). 56. pp. 1-6.

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Recent investigations of the luminescence of frozen hydrocarbon particles of icy cometary halos have been carried out. The process of luminescence of organic icy particles in a short-wavelength solar radiation field is considered. A comparative analysis of observed and laboratory data leads to 72 luminescent emission lines in the spectrum of the comet 153P/Ikeya-Zhang. The concept of cometary relict matter is presented, and the creation of a database of unidentified cometary emission lines is proposed.

Item ID: 21825
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1538-3881
Keywords: comets; 153P/Ikeya-Zhang; dense matter; radiation mechanisms; non-thermal
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2012 06:39
FoR Codes: 02 PHYSICAL SCIENCES > 0201 Astronomical and Space Sciences > 020108 Planetary Science (excl Extraterrestrial Geology) @ 100%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970102 Expanding Knowledge in the Physical Sciences @ 100%
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