Cometary Activity Discovered on a Distant Centaur: A Non-Aqueous Sublimation Mechanism

10 Mar 2020 Chandler Colin Orion Kueny Jay K. Trujillo Chadwick A. Trilling David E. Oldroyd William J.

Centaurs are minor planets thought to have originated in the outer Solar System region known as the Kuiper Belt. Active Centaurs enigmatically display comet-like features (e.g., tails, comae) even though they orbit in the gas giant region where it is too cold for water to readily sublimate... (read more)

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