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67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, a Jupiter family comet with a high D/H ratio

Overview of attention for article published in Science, December 2014
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107 news outlets
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25 blogs
twitter
131 tweeters
weibo
6 weibo users
facebook
19 Facebook pages
wikipedia
2 Wikipedia pages

Citations

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257 Mendeley
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1 CiteULike
Title
67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, a Jupiter family comet with a high D/H ratio
Published in
Science, December 2014
DOI 10.1126/science.1261952
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Authors

K. Altwegg, H. Balsiger, A. Bar-Nun, J. J. Berthelier, A. Bieler, P. Bochsler, C. Briois, U. Calmonte, M. Combi, J. De Keyser, P. Eberhardt, B. Fiethe, S. Fuselier, S. Gasc, T. I. Gombosi, K. C. Hansen, M. Hassig, A. Jackel, E. Kopp, A. Korth, L. LeRoy, U. Mall, B. Marty, O. Mousis, E. Neefs, T. Owen, H. Reme, M. Rubin, T. Semon, C.- Y. Tzou, H. Waite, P. Wurz

Abstract

The provenance of water and organic compounds on Earth and other terrestrial planets has been discussed for a long time without reaching a consensus. One of the best means to distinguish between different scenarios is by determining the deuterium-to-hydrogen (D/H) ratios in the reservoirs for comets and Earth's oceans. Here, we report the direct in situ measurement of the D/H ratio in the Jupiter family comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko by the ROSINA mass spectrometer aboard the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft, which is found to be (5.3 ± 0.7) × 10(-4)—that is, approximately three times the terrestrial value. Previous cometary measurements and our new finding suggest a wide range of D/H ratios in the water within Jupiter family objects and preclude the idea that this reservoir is solely composed of Earth ocean-like water.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 4 2%
Germany 3 1%
United Kingdom 2 <1%
Canada 2 <1%
France 2 <1%
Italy 1 <1%
Austria 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
Japan 1 <1%
Other 1 <1%
Unknown 239 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 66 26%
Student > Ph. D. Student 61 24%
Student > Bachelor 30 12%
Student > Master 28 11%
Student > Postgraduate 13 5%
Other 44 17%
Unknown 15 6%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Physics and Astronomy 92 36%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 84 33%
Chemistry 24 9%
Engineering 10 4%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 5 2%
Other 18 7%
Unknown 24 9%

Attention Score in Context

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#4,319
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Outputs from Science
#313
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Outputs of similar age
#54
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#5
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