Molecular Oxygen Detected in Coma of 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

ESA’s Rosetta orbiter has detected molecules of oxygen in the coma of comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. “We weren’t really expecting to detect molecular oxygen at 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko because it is so chemically reactive, so it was quite a surprise,” said Prof. Kathrin Altwegg of the University of Bern, one of the scientists on the Rosetta mission and co-author [...] —> Read More