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Fraser
2008-Dec-02, 10:00 PM
All comets are about the same, right? Not necessarily. Astronomer David Schleicher has been studying 150 comets, measuring the abundances of five different molecules in each comet. One of these comets, Comet 96P/Machholz 1 was different from all the rest, showing an extremely usual chemistry. Schleicher believes the anomalous composition may reveal [...]

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