Asteroids, Comets and the Water on Earth - A European Mission to the Main Belt Comets

C. Snodgrass, K. Altwegg, I. Bertini, H. Boehnhardt, M. T. Capria, A. Coates, B. Davidsson, A. Fitzsimmons, M. Hilchenbach, G. Jones, L. Lara, S. Lowry, K. Muinonen, D. Prialnik, B. Schlaeppi, H. Sierks

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Abstract

Main Belt Comets (MBCs) are a newly found population in the main asteroid belt. A spacecraft mission to MBCs can provide key insights into the formation and evolution of the planetary system and the early evolution of Earth. The scientific key questions of the mission, its instrumentation and mission profile is studied with the goal to prepare for future mission calls of international space agencies.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 01 Sep 2012

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