ROSINA on Rosetta finds Freon-40 at Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko

 

Approximate location of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko when the ROSINA instrument on ESA's Rosetta space probe discovered traces of Freon-40 (methyl chloride), the same molecule detected by ALMA around the IRAS 16293-2422 star-forming region.

 

Credit:

B. Saxton (NRAO/AUI/NSF)

About the Image

Id:eso1732b
Type:Artwork
Release date:2 October 2017, 17:00
Related releases:eso1732
Size:2400 x 2400 px

About the Object

Name:67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
Type:Milky Way : Interplanetary Body : Comet
Category:Illustrations

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