Rare molecule may lurk on Halley's comet

Chown, Marcus
November 1991
New Scientist;11/2/91, Vol. 132 Issue 1793, p20
Discusses a study suggesting that the nucleus of Halley's Comet may contain an unusual molecule, known as carbon suboxide. Bump found in the infrared spectrum of the comet; Claims that carbon suboxide in the comet's nucleus was the source of atomic carbon and carbon monoxide, both of which are detected in the comet's atmosphere.


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