By Hermann Boehnhardt,Michael Combi,Mark R. Kidger,Rita Schulz

Comet Hale-Bopp defines a milestone occasion for cometary technology: it's the first "really gigantic" comet saw with smooth apparatus at the floor and from house and thanks to that; it truly is thought of the hot reference item in cometary sciences.


At the start of a brand new period in spacecraft exploration of comets and 5 years after Hale-Bopp's perihelion passage those lawsuits of invited and contributed papers for IAU Colloquium 186 "Cometary technology after Hale-Bopp" evaluate the cutting-edge wisdom on comets, the icy, dusty and so much primordial left-overs of the formation disk of our personal sun approach.

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