Comets are like deep-fried ice cream: Indian-origin scientist

February 11, 2015 5:05 PM

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Comets are like deep-fried ice cream: Indian-origin scientist

Washington: Using an icebox-like instrument nicknamed Himalaya, an Indian-origin researcher-led team has revealed that fluffy ice on the surface of a comet would crystallise and harden as the comet heads toward the Sun and warms up.

As the water-ice crystals form, becoming denser and more ordered, other molecules containing carbon would be expelled to the comet's surface.

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