The Rosetta spacecraft has found the cloud of dust and gas surrounding the comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko (67P), molecular oxygen. Extracts from a study by American scientists, published in the journal Nature, quoted by the Fox News channel.
The researchers studied data installed aboard a spacecraft mass spectrometer ROSINA-DFMS, acquired from September 2014 to March 2015. The ratio of air molecules and water scientists have found that the informant they 1 the substance of the comet's nucleus, evaporating under the heat of the sun.
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Taking into account the opinion of researchers, this confirms the presence of air molecules in the "primordial" matter, out of which emerged the Solar system and the comets that have remained since unchanged. The presence of air, according to the Creator of the article andrц? bale (Andre Bieler) from the University of Michigan and his colleagues, is not explained by existing models of the formation of the Solar system. To this day, in the clouds of dust and gas surrounding the nucleus of comets, found water, carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide gases.
The Rosetta spacecraft module with spokeman Philae ("Fily") on Board was launched to the comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko in 2004. Own goals he has achieved in 2014 and finished in early September 2016. The device will come close to the comet, exploring it, and in the end will collapse to the cosmic body.
Comet 67P, say astrologers, formed as a result of the collision of 2 objects composed of rock and ice.
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