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Title: Activity of Comet Hale-Bopp (1995 01) Beyond 6 AU From the Sun
Authors: Sekanina, Z.
Issue Date: 1996
Abstract: The physical evolution of comet Hale-Bopp is investigated along the preperihelic arc of its orbit at heliocentric distances larger than 6 AU. The comet's considerable intrinsic brightness and activity are explained by the existence of a relatively larg area on its nucleus surface that is a resevoir of both carbon monoxide and dust particulates. Three recuring dust emission events observed in August-October 1995 are studied in some detail.
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