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On the Detection and Distribution of Nongravitational Accelerations in the Motions of Long-Period Comets

@inproceedings{Sekanina2021OnTD,
  title={On the Detection and Distribution of Nongravitational Accelerations in the Motions of Long-Period Comets},
  author={Zdeněk Sekanina},
  year={2021}
}
Even though the orbital motions of most long-period comets are found to comply with the gravitational law, a rapidly increasing minority of these objects is found to display detectable outgassingdriven deviations. The systematic research of nongravitational effects in the motions of long-period comets began with Hamid & Whipple’s work aimed to support Whipple’s icy-conglomerate comet model in the 1950s, profited from fundamentally new results for fragments of the split comets in the 1970s, and… Expand

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Catalogue of cometary orbits