The composition of cometary ices

@article{BockeleMorvan2017TheCO,
  title={The composition of cometary ices},
  author={Dominique Bockel{\'e}e-Morvan and Nicolas Biver},
  journal={Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences},
  year={2017},
  volume={375}
}
  • D. Bockelée-MorvanN. Biver
  • Published 13 July 2017
  • Physics
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
The chemical composition of cometary ices provides clues for the conditions of formation and evolution of the early Solar System. A large number of molecules have been identified in cometary atmospheres, from both ground-based observations and space, including in situ investigations. This includes large organic molecules, which are also observed in star-forming regions. This paper presents a review of molecular abundances measured in cometary atmospheres from remote sensing observations with… 

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