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Cometary dust under the microscope

The Rosetta spacecraft made history by successfully orbiting a comet. Data from the craft now reveal the structure of the comet's dust particles, shedding light on the processes that form planetary systems. See Letter p.73

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Figure 1: Dust from comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko.

ESA/Rosetta/MPS for COSIMA Team/Langevin et al. (2016)


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Kolokolova, L. Cometary dust under the microscope. Nature 537, 37–38 (2016).

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