Coma Composition and Evolution of Rosetta Target Comet 46P/Wirtanen
Authors: Schulz, R.; Schwehm, G.
Source: Space Science Reviews, Volume 90, Numbers 1-2, October 1999 , pp. 321-328(8)
Abstract:Comet 46P/Wirtanen is the target comet of the ROSETTA mission. Here, we give an overview of the information currently available on this comet from remote-sensing observations. Main emphasis is put on the description of the coma in terms of morphology, composition and evolution. We also summarize the current knowledge of the basic properties of the nucleus, in particular its size and rotational properties.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: October 1999