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Paper: Source Regions of Dust Jets on Comet 67P
Volume: 513, Serendipities in the Solar System and Beyond
Page: 255
Authors: Lai, I.-L.; Ip, W.-H.; Lee, J.-C.; Lin, Z.-Y.
Abstract: The sunlit region on the nucleus surface of comet 67P will move from the northern hemisphere to the south hemispherethe south hemisphere between August, 2014 and August, 2016 because of the seasonal effect. To investigate the relation between the dust jet source regions and solar illumination, the source regions can be identified from the comparison of the dust jets feature in images. The distribution of the corresponding source regions can be compared with the geomorphology of the nucleus surface from inbound to outbound. The correlation of the dust jet activity with the volatile outgassing phenomenon as monitored by different scientific instruments onboard Rosetta will provide important information on the sublimation process.
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