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The Chemical Composition of 9P/Tempel 1 from Radio Observations

  • J. Crovisier
  • N. Biver
  • D. Bockelée-Morvan
  • J. Boissier
  • P. Colom
  • A. Lecacheux
  • R. Moreno
  • G. Paubert
  • D. C. Lis
  • M. Sumner
  • U. Frisk
  • Å. Hjalmarson
  • M. Olberg
  • A. Winnberg
  • H. Florén
  • A. Sandqvist
  • S. Kwok
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Part of the Eso Astrophysics Symposia book series (ESO)

Abstract

In 2005, as part of a world-wide multi-wavelength investigation of comet 9P/Tempel 1 in support to the Deep Impact mission, we conducted radio spectroscopic observations with the Nançay radio telescope, the Odin satellite, the CSO 10-m and the IRAM 30-m telescopes. We report here our results concerning the chemical composition of the comet. The relative abundances of the detected species (H$_2$O, CH$_3$OH, H$_2$S, HCN) or their upper limits (CO, H_2CO, CS) are comparable to the mean values observed in other comets. No significant changes of the outgassing rates (except possibly for CH_3OH) or of the molecular abundances were observed following the impact.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Crovisier
    • 1
  • N. Biver
    • 1
  • D. Bockelée-Morvan
    • 1
  • J. Boissier
    • 1
  • P. Colom
    • 1
  • A. Lecacheux
    • 1
  • R. Moreno
    • 1
  • G. Paubert
    • 2
  • D. C. Lis
    • 3
  • M. Sumner
    • 3
  • U. Frisk
    • 4
  • Å. Hjalmarson
    • 5
  • M. Olberg
    • 5
  • A. Winnberg
    • 5
  • H. Florén
    • 6
  • A. Sandqvist
    • 6
  • S. Kwok
    • 7
    • 8
  1. 1.Observatoire de Paris5 place Jules JanssenFrance
  2. 2.IRAMAvd. Divina Pastora7 E-18012 GranadaSpain
  3. 3.CaltechMS 320-47 PasadenaUSA
  4. 4.Swedish Space CorporationSweden
  5. 5.Onsala Space ObservatorySE-43992 OnsalaSweden
  6. 6.Stockholm ObservatorySCFAB-AlbaNovaSweden
  7. 7.Dept. of Physics and AstronomyUniversity of CalgaryCalgaryCanada
  8. 8.Inst. of Astron. & AstrophysAcademia SinicaTaiwan

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