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Thermal Properties

temperature map of Tempel 1

Olivier Groussin
Science Team Member

University of Maryland, Department of Astronomy
College Park, MD

In deriving the temperature map, Olivier determined that the energy from the sun sublimates ices in the upper layers of the nucleus and that the surface reradiates almost all of the Sun's energy.

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