Comet 67P / churyumova-Gerasimenko ahead of the shock wave-news from the probe Rosetta ("Rosetta╗)
What I will tell you all probably already know, but scientists in the distant space in front of the comet is recorded for the first time the nascent shock wave, but as it so happened, that the symptoms of this shock wave, according to the article on the website astronews.ru/cgi-bin/mng.cgi page=news&news=20181216130751 found just now. How is that even possible It seems to me that apparently scientists first there is a secondary identified, it is possible that the temperature rose in a white arc or something and then noted the presence of a shock wave. Shockwaves are not a rare phenomenon, but rather commonplace. By the way, at the approach of the comet 67P reflected shock wave would have to hit the stern of the comet. Was anything like this recorded
In scientific journals, you can dig a lot of interesting things. Here for example latest scientific observation is impressive.. Probe "Rosetta" recorded symptoms of shock waves which overtook the comet and went straight ahead. This phenomenon scientists have studied for years. Previously, nothing like this was recorded, this is the first case of the origin of the shock wave in the Solar system. The Rosetta probe studied THIS amazing 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko comet between 2014 and 2016. Once the probe even flew through this shock wave. Now scientists have a wealth of knowledge about the occurrence of shock waves in space.
The sun is the source of a large stream of charged particles, which in turn are called for convenience "solar wind", it is meeting on the way the atmosphere of planets and comets or generates in front of these bodies a wave front. These shock waves or something similar to this were also discovered during the study of Halley`s comet during its next arrival in the Solar system.
Scientists in this case found a strange shock wave, which was not from the nose to the keel and on, and from the nose and forward on the course of movement. Scientists have even repeatedly sent forward before the comet probe, that he again and again has fixed this shock wave that is ahead of the comet. The first attempts to find the boundary of the shock wave were unsuccessful, but a little later the attempt was successful. The thing is that the shock wave was not at a great distance at the course of the comet, and tried to look for its front at a distance of at least 1500 km, which is very far.
In any case that there are scientists, we never really understand, even those important and necessary data that is available to astronomers interpret each differently. There is no single point of view on the place of origin of the wave, on its behavior and in General on the topic "the Emergence of a front shock wave in front of comets", or what really is not. Can and there is where the, but clearly not for universal access. So that the news is and not something more really.
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