1/27/2017 - Probing The Comet-Asteroid Continuum

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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Geology 3814

Presented By:
Quan-Zhi Ye - Caltech

Abstract

Probing The Comet-Asteroid Continuum

The era of modern astronomy is unfortunately not long enough to cover the typical lifetime of comets. However, comets produce dust which is potentially detectable as meteor activity at the Earth. Here I discuss the effort to understand cometary aging by examining different parts of the evolution spectrum of Jupiter-family comets (JFCs) by combining telescopic and meteor observations.

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