Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko: Constraints on its origin from OSIRIS observations

@article{Rickman2015Comet6C,
  title={Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko: Constraints on its origin from OSIRIS observations},
  author={H. Rickman and S. Marchi and M. A’Hearn and C. Barbieri and M. El-Maarry and C. Guttler and W. Ip and H. Keller and P. Lamy and F. Marzari and M. Massironi and G. Naletto and M. Pajola and H. Sierks and Osiris Team P.A.S. Space Research Center and Warszawa and Uppsala University and Southwest Research Institute and U. Maryland and U. Padova and U. Bern and M. F. Sonnensystemforschung and National Central University and Taiwan and T. Braunschweig and Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Marseille and Dipartimento di Geoscienze and C.I.S.A.S. and Department of Electrical Engineering and CNR-IFN Uos and Padova Luxor},
  journal={Astronomy and Astrophysics},
  year={2015},
  volume={583}
}
Context. One of the main aims of the ESA Rosetta mission is to study the origin of the solar system by exploring comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko at close range. Aims. In this paper we discuss the origin and evolution of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in relation to that of comets in general and in the framework of current solar system formation models. Methods. We use data from the OSIRIS scientific cameras as basic constraints. In particular, we discuss the overall bi-lobate shape and the… Expand

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