Scientists Detect Nitrogen Molecules on Comet

Gases and dust rise from Chury's surface as the comet is nearing its perihelion. Photo: ESA/Rosetta/NAVCAM

Gases and dust rise from Chury’s surface as the comet is nearing its perihelion. Photo: ESA/Rosetta/NAVCAM

ESA’s comet probe Rosetta has for the first time ever measured nitrogen gas at a comet, providing clues to the early stages of the formation of our solar system. The findings of the study, which was led by researchers at the University of Bern, have now been published in the journal Science [citation below]. Read More →