Far-ultraviolet aurora identified at comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

@article{Galand2020FarultravioletAI,
  title={Far-ultraviolet aurora identified at comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko},
  author={M. Galand and P. Feldman and D. Bockel{\'e}e-Morvan and N. Biver and Y.-C. Cheng and G. Rinaldi and M. Rubin and K. Altwegg and J. Deca and A. Beth and P. Stephenson and K. Heritier and P. Henri and J. Parker and C. Carr and A. Eriksson and J. Burch},
  journal={Nature Astronomy},
  year={2020},
  pages={1-8}
}
Having a nucleus darker than charcoal, comets are usually detected from Earth through the emissions from their coma. The coma is an envelope of gas that forms through the sublimation of ices from the nucleus as the comet gets closer to the Sun. In the far-ultraviolet portion of the spectrum, observations of comae have revealed the presence of atomic hydrogen and oxygen emissions. When observed over large spatial scales as seen from Earth, such emissions are dominated by resonance fluorescence… Expand
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