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Comets in UV

  • B. Shustov
  • M. Sachkov
  • A. I. Gómez de Castro
  • J. C. Vallejo
  • E. Kanev
  • V. Dorofeeva
Original Article
Part of the following topical collections:
  1. UV Surveys, the Needs and the Means

Abstract

Comets are important “eyewitnesses” of Solar System formation and evolution. Important tests to determine the chemical composition and to study the physical processes in cometary nuclei and coma need data in the UV range of the electromagnetic spectrum. Comprehensive and complete studies require additional ground-based observations and in situ experiments. We briefly review observations of comets in the ultraviolet (UV) and discuss the prospects of UV observations of comets and exocomets with space-borne instruments. A special reference is made to the World Space Observatory-Ultraviolet (WSO-UV) project.

Keywords

Comets: general Ultraviolet: general Ultraviolet: planetary systems 

Notes

Acknowledgements

B. Shustov, V. Dorofeeva and E. Kanev thank the Russian Science Foundation for supporting this work by grant RSF 17-12-01441. Ana I Gómez de Castro and Juan C. Vallejo thank the Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness for grants: ESP2014-54243-R, ESP2015-68908-R.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of AstronomyRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  2. 2.AEGORA Research Group, Fac. CC. MatematicasUniversidad ComplutenseMadridSpain
  3. 3.Vernadsky Institute of Geochemistry and Analytical ChemistryRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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