TITLE

Rare molecule may lurk on Halley's comet

AUTHOR(S)
Chown, Marcus
PUB. DATE
November 1991
SOURCE
New Scientist;11/2/91, Vol. 132 Issue 1793, p20
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
10560079

 

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