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Paper: The 22 GHz Water Maser Line: A New Diagnostic Tool for Extrasolar
Volume: 213, Bioastronomy '99: A New Era in Bioastronomy
Page: 151
Authors: Cosmovici, Cristiano; Pogrebenko, S.; Montebugnoli, S.; Maccaferri, G.
Abstract: The impact of 21 nuclei of Comet Shoemaker-Levy with the atmosphere of Jupiter in July 1994, permitted the detection of the 22 GHz water MASER line for the first time in the Solar System. This emission line was originated by a water cloud released from cometary ices after the explosion of the nuclei in the upper atmosphere (1).
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