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HCN - Inner coma of C/2012 F6 (Lemmon)

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Published on Aug 11, 2014

Recent observations of comet Lemmon provided a 3-D view of the inner coma, including detailed mapping of the molecule HCN (made of one hydrogen, one carbon and one nitrogen), shown here, as well as HNC and formaldehyde.

Visualization by Brian R. Kent/NRAO


Mapping the release of volatiles in the inner comae
of comets C/2012 F6 (Lemmon) and C/2012 S1 (ISON) using ALMA

M. A. Cordiner , A. J. Remijan , J. Boissier , S. N. Milam ,
M. J. Mumma , S. B. Charnley, L. Paganini, G. Villanueva,
D. Bockelee-Morvan, Y.-J. Kuan, Y.-L. Chuang, D. C. Lis,
N. Biver, J. Crovisier, D. Minniti, I. M. Coulson

Press information:
NASA:
http://www.nasa.gov/press/2014/august...

NRAO:
https://public.nrao.edu/news/pressrel...

ALMA:
http://www.almaobservatory.org/en/pre...

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