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Comets; where we are, how we got here, and where we want to go next

Michael E. Zolensky and Monica M. Grady
Comets; where we are, how we got here, and where we want to go next (in Comets, Michael E. Zolensky and Monica M. Grady)
Elements (April 2018) 14 (2): 83-86

Abstract

We introduce the principal mysteries surrounding comets; discuss the proposed importance of comets to the origin of water and organic compounds in the inner solar system; and summarize the history of cometary observation, study, and exploration over the past 22 centuries.


ISSN: 1811-5209
Serial Title: Elements
Serial Volume: 14
Serial Issue: 2
Title: Comets; where we are, how we got here, and where we want to go next
Title: Comets
Author(s): Zolensky, Michael E.Grady, Monica M.
Author(s): Zolensky, Michael E.
Author(s): Grady, Monica M.
Affiliation: NASA, Johnson Space Center, Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science Division, Houston, TX, United States
Pages: 83-86
Published: 201804
Text Language: English
Publisher: Mineralogical Society of America and Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland and Mineralogical Association of Canada and Geochemical Society and Clay Minerals Society, International
References: 20
Accession Number: 2018-057803
Categories: Extraterrestrial geology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus.
Secondary Affiliation: Open University, GBR, United Kingdom
Country of Publication: International
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2018, American Geosciences Institute. Abstract, copyright, Mineralogical Society of America. Reference includes data from GeoScienceWorld, Alexandria, VA, United States
Update Code: 201831
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