TITLE

Polymer found in Comet Halley

PUB. DATE
December 1987
SOURCE
Astronomy;Dec87, Vol. 15 Issue 12, p94
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Comet Halley apparently harbors molecules of the polymer polyoxy-methylene. Investigators using data obtained by the Positive Ion Cluster Composition Analyzer experiment that flew on the `Giotto' spacecraft found fragments of the polymer in mass spectra obtained when the spacecraft flew through the comet's inner coma.
ACCESSION #
8700004996

 

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