• “In observations over a period of three months [June through August, 2014], the amount of water in vapor form that the comet was dumping into space grew about tenfold.”
  • Also in the paper released today, the MIRO team reports that 67P spews out more gas from certain locations and at certain times during its “day.”
  • Observations are continuing to search for variability in the production rate and changes in the parts of the nucleus that release gas as the comet’s distance from the sun changes. This information will help scientists understand how comets evolve as they orbit and move toward and then away from the sun.

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