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Chinese Science Bulletin

, Volume 43, Issue 2, pp 153–155 | Cite as

Fragments of Comet Hyakutake (C/1996 B2)

  • Daohan Chen
  • Aidi Zhao
  • Qindi Wu
  • Yi Song
  • Yixin Fan
  • Shousheng Sun
  • Yan Zhang
  • Linan Sun
Bulletin

Abstract

Several fragments of Comet Hyakutake were observed in March and April of 1996. This leads to the impression that the splitting of Comet Hyakutake on a small scale occurred frequently. Data analysis points to a rotation period of about 6.2 h if the fragments of April 11 are the condensations within a jet.

Keywords

Comet Hyakutake fragment rotation period 

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References

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    Lecacheux, J., Jorda, L., Enzian, A.et al., IAU Circular No. 6354, 1996Google Scholar
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    Weaver, H. A., IAU Circular No. 6363, 1996Google Scholar
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    Jorda, L., Lecacheux J., Colas. F. IAU Circular No. 6344, 1996Google Scholar

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© Science in China Press 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Daohan Chen
    • 1
  • Aidi Zhao
    • 1
  • Qindi Wu
    • 1
  • Yi Song
    • 1
  • Yixin Fan
    • 1
  • Shousheng Sun
    • 2
  • Yan Zhang
    • 2
  • Linan Sun
    • 2
  1. 1.Purple Mountain ObservatoryChinese Academy of SciencesNanjingChina
  2. 2.Qingdao Station of Purple Mountain ObservatoryQingdaoChina

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