New Molecular Nitrogen Findings; What Rosetta’s Discovery Means

March 22, 2015 8:11 AM

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Rosetta has made the first detection of molecular nitrogen at a comet. The results provide clues about the temperature environment in which Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko formed. (Photo : ESA/Rosetta/NavCam – CC BY-SA IGO 3.0)

It is likely that molecular nitrogen provided the main source of the element for the gas planets as it show in the current environments of Titan, Triton and Pluto, according to new findings.

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