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ISON’s Journey to the Sun: Are There Any Meteor Showers in Store for Us?

Comet ISON will be flying by on its way from the Oort Cloud to the Sun and back for the next couple months. Will the meteoroids it leaves behind produce any meteor showers here on Earth? The authors of this paper use orbital mechanics to find out.

Asteroid Archaeology: Reconstructing the Disintegration of Asteroid P/2010 A2

Paper Title: Dynamics of Large Fragments in the Tail of Active Asteroid P/2010 A2 Authors: Jessica Agarwal, David Jewitt, and Harold Weaver First Author’s Affiliation: Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Germany Journal: The Astrophysical Journal (Accepted) Introduction In January 2010, the LINEAR survey make a remarkable detection: it discovered an asteroid with a […]

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