31st Annual Meeting of the DPS, October 1999
Session 32. Comet Comae I
Contributed Oral Parallel Session, Wednesday, October 13, 1999, 8:30-10:00am, Sala Plenaria

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[32.01] Latest Results On Cometary X-ray Emission

C.M. Lisse (Space Telescope Science Institute)

Using observations of the > 15 comets detected to date in x-rays, we report on the latest results on cometary x-ray emission. We will emphasize progress in understanding the physical mechanism producing the emission, and what this can tell us about the nature of the cometary coma and solar wind flux. As-observed morphologies, spectra, and light curves will be discussed. We also report on the status of upcoming cometary observations using the new generation of powerful x-ray observatories, ASTRO-E, Chandra, and XMM.

This work has been graciously supported by grants from the NASA Planetary Astronomy and Astrophysical Data Programs.

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