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 http://b4in.org/tLjN
סרטונים קשורים (How Comets Were Assembled: Collision Animation)