|کد مقاله||کد نشریه||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||نسخه تمام متن|
|1780837||1523917||2016||10 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||دانلود رایگان|
Polarimetric observations of comets have provided crucial insight into the composition and evolution of cometary dust particles. Herein, we present a brief overview of the polarization properties observed in comets, and some possible interpretations. We also discuss recent imaging polarimetry observations of C/2012 S1 (ISON) and 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko using the Hubble Space Telescope. The observations of 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko are of particular interest, as they were timed to be contemporary with the initial rendezvous of Rosetta and the subsequent landing of the probe Philae. We also outline some unanswered questions and future developments that will greatly enhance our ability to further leverage the power of polarimetry for cometary research.
Journal: Planetary and Space Science - Volume 123, April 2016, Pages 41–50