How Comets Were Assembled: Collision Animation

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2015-05-29 22:36:59 Category: People & Blogs מאת:
Rosetta’s target “Chury” and other comets observed by space missions show common evidence of layered structures and bi-lobed shapes. With 3D computer simulations Martin Jutzi, astrophysicist at the University of Bern, was able to reconstruct the formation of these features as a result of gentle collisions and mergers. The study has now been published online in the journal “Science Express”. How Comets Were Assembled