Detection of a Satellite Orbiting The Nucleus of Comet Hale–Bopp (C/1995 O1)

@article{Sekanina1997DetectionOA,
  title={Detection of a Satellite Orbiting The Nucleus of Comet Hale–Bopp (C/1995 O1)},
  author={Zdeněk Sekanina},
  journal={Earth, Moon, and Planets},
  year={1997},
  volume={77},
  pages={155-163}
}
  • Z. Sekanina
  • Published 1 May 1997
  • Physics, Geology
  • Earth, Moon, and Planets
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