Orbit Determination and Evolution of Comet C/1995 O1 (Hale-Bopp)

@article{Mardsen1997OrbitDA,
  title={Orbit Determination and Evolution of Comet C/1995 O1 (Hale-Bopp)},
  author={B. G. Mardsen},
  journal={Earth, Moon, and Planets},
  year={1997},
  volume={79},
  pages={3-15}
}
  • B. G. Mardsen
  • Published 1 September 1997
  • Physics, Geology
  • Earth, Moon, and Planets
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