In my latest article for STEAMRegister.com, we explore a surprising discovery from the surface of a comet.
What did this Rosetta instrument find out about a comet’s atmosphere? According to NASA, their Alice instrument on board the Rosetta spacecraft found that electrons close to the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko are to blame for the rapid breakup of water and carbon dioxide molecules spewing from the comet’s surface. It was previously believed that this breakup was due to photons from the sun.
Click here to find out more – Atmospheric surprise from the surface of a comet.