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Student Project/Studentprojekt

Far comet tail opportunities

Student: Cristina Madurga Favieres, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Supervisor: Anders Eriksson
Period: Spring 2021

Project

Comet tails are very extended objects and cometary dust may spread all along the orbit. Sometimes a spacecraft out for something else may cross such a structure. Such opportunities can provide important windows into the physics of these structures. Previous project students Sofie Spjuth (2005) and Ilona Alexandersson (2011) investigated such possibilities for a set of spacecraft, identifying some such occasions. It is time to update their works, particularly for the Solar Orbiter spacecraft (launched 2020). This is the topic of the present project.

Results

To come!

[comet tails]
Comet tail sketch. Credit: NASA

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