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January 27, 2017: Probing The Comet-Asteroid Continuum

Posted on Jan 4, 2017 in Seminars

Quan-Zhi Ye (Caltech)

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.