Very Small Dust Particles (VSDP's) in Comet C/1996 B2 (Hyakutake)
Authors: Wickramasinghe, N.C.; Hoyle, F.
Source: Astrophysics and Space Science, Volume 268, Numbers 1-3, 1999 , pp. 365-367(3)
Abstract:X-ray fluxes observed from comet C/1996 B2 (Hyakutake) are readily explained in terms of scattering by carbonaceous particles with radii of several tens of Angstroms. A few tenths of a megatonne of such particles appear to have been present in the cometary coma on March 26–28, 1996.
Document Type: Regular Paper
Affiliations: Department of Applied Mathematics and Astronomy, University College, Cardiff, U.K.
Publication date: January 1, 1999