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Comets  

Leonid V. Ksanfomality

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Nov 2018
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Small Bodies
Cometary nuclei are small, despite the cosmic scale of the comet tails that they produce. The nuclei have the ability to create rarefied atmospheres, extending as a tail to giant distances ... More

Exoplanets: Atmospheres of Hot Jupiters  

Dmitry V. Bisikalo, Pavel V. Kaygorodov, and Valery I. Shematovich

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Mar 2019
The history of exoplanetary atmospheres studies is strongly based on the observations and investigations of the gaseous envelopes of hot Jupiters—exoplanet gas giants that have masses ... More

Hot Planetary Coronas  

Valery I. Shematovich and Dmitry V. Bisikalo

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This is an advance summary of a forthcoming article in the Oxford Encyclopedia of Planetary Science. Please check back later for the full article. The ... More

Meteorites  

Kun Wang and Randy Korotev

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Apr 2019
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For thousands of years, people living in Egypt, China, Greece, Rome, and other parts of the world have been fascinated by shooting stars, which are the light and sound phenomena commonly ... More

The Pluto−Charon System  

Will Grundy

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Jul 2019
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Small Bodies
Pluto orbits the Sun at a mean distance of 39.5 AU (astronomical units; 1 AU is the mean distance between the Earth and the Sun), with an orbital period of 248 Earth years. Its orbit is ... More

Vesta and Ceres  

Kevin Righter

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This is an advance summary of a forthcoming article in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Planetary Science. Please check back later for the full article. ... More

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