That's the way the comet crumbles: Splitting Jupiter-family comets

  title={That's the way the comet crumbles: Splitting Jupiter-family comets},
  author={Yan R. Fern{\'a}ndez},
  journal={Planetary and Space Science},
Abstract Our current understanding of split, Jupiter-family comets is reviewed. The focus is on what recent studies of comets have told us about the nature of the splitting phenomenon. The goal is to not repeat the information given in recent reviews of split comets, but to build upon it. In particular, we discuss comets that have suffered splitting or fragmentation events in the past few years. These include comets (a) 57P/du Toit-Neujmin-Delporte, observed with a long train of fragments in… Expand

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