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Prospects for the In Situ detection of Comet C/2019 Y4 ATLAS by Solar Orbiter

Jones, GH; Afghan, Q; Price, O; (2020) Prospects for the In Situ detection of Comet C/2019 Y4 ATLAS by Solar Orbiter. Research Notes of the AAS , 4 (5) , Article 62. 10.3847/2515-5172/ab8fa6. Green open access

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Abstract

The European Space Agency's Solar Orbiter spacecraft will pass approximately downstream of the position of comet C/2019 Y4 (ATLAS) in late May and early June 2020. We predict that the spacecraft may encounter the comet's ion tail around 2020 May 31-June 1, and that the comet's dust tail may be crossed on 2020 June 6. We outline the solar wind features and dust grain collisions that the spacecraft's instruments may detect when crossing the comet's two tails. Solar Orbiter will also pass close to the orbital path of C/2020 F8 (SWAN) on 2020 May 22, but we believe that it is unlikely to detect any material associated with that comet.

Type: Article
Title: Prospects for the In Situ detection of Comet C/2019 Y4 ATLAS by Solar Orbiter
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.3847/2515-5172/ab8fa6
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.3847/2515-5172/ab8fa6
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
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UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences > Dept of Space and Climate Physics
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10099085
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