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By K. S. Krishna Swamy

This revised variation areas a different emphasis on the entire new effects from ground-based, satellites and area missions -- detection of molecule H2 and recommended emission strains of OH for the 1st time; discovery of X-rays in comets; saw variety in chemical composition between comets; the puzzle of the fidelity of spin temperature; the well-established mineralogy of cometary airborne dirt and dust; wide theoretical modeling performed for figuring out the saw results; the similarity within the mineralogy of airborne dirt and dust in circumstellar shell of stars, comets, meteorites, asteroids and IDPs, hence indicating the standard dating among them.

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E. OH, H and O) and H2 O+ . 7 µm band of H2 O were detected with observations carried out with the Kuiper Airborne Observatory. The nucleus contains around 80% of H2 O-ice and the rest is made up of other constituents. The single body nature of the nucleus, in contrast to that of ‘loosely bound system’, comets July 12, 2010 9:59 World Scientific Book - 9in x 6in comets General Introduction May 12, 2010 15:37 25 World Scientific Book - 9in x 6in comets General Introduction 25 Fig. 17 Photograph showing a big knot in the tail of Comet Kohoutek.

July 12, 2010 9:59 World Scientific Book - 9in x 6in General Introduction comets 15 Fig. 7 Photograph shows the splitting of the nucleus of the Comet West 1975 VI into four parts in a time period of 10 days. L. 1978. In Cosmic Dust, ed. M. McDonnell, New York: John Wiley and Sons, p. 1). is that as many as 21 nuclei all in a line, were discovered in mid July 1993. (Fig. 8). The subsequent orbit of these fragments and their collision with Jupiter in July 1994 is schematically shown in Fig. 9. Comets which come very close to the Sun can be completely destroyed.

The space missions, Deep Space 1, Stardust and Deep Impact also made in situ measurements of various kinds in the Comets 19P/Borrelly, 81P/Wild 2 and 9P/Tempel 1 respectively. The cometary material from Comet Wild 2 was successfully brought back to the earth by Stardust mission. This is the first time, laboratory studies are being carried out on the real cometary dust particles. The Deep Impact mission released a projectile which impacted on the surface of the nucleus of Comet Tempel 1 resulting in a crater on the nucleus.

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