JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2020

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[J] Poster

P (Space and Planetary Sciences ) » P-PS Planetary Sciences

[P-PS09] Planetary Sciences

convener:Yusuke Nakauchi(Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency), Yuko Daket(University of Aizu)

[PPS09-P17] The thermal history of comets derived from the EUV spectra data observed by HISAKI

*Kanae Nomura1, Kazuo Yoshioka1, Kei Masunaga2 (1.University of Tokyo, 2.University of Colorado Boulder)

Keywords:Comets, HISAKI, Extreme Ultraviolet (EUV), Chemical composition

From 2015 to 2018, five comets (C/2013 X1 Panstarrs, C/2013 US10 Catalina, 46P/Wirtanen, 21P/Giacobini-Zinner, and 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko) had been observed by HISAKI that is the spectroscopic observatory of planets from the low earth orbit. By comparing with the background data, the spectra of two comets (Panstarrs and Catalina) could be revealed. We derived the extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lights spectra of various species of atomic and molecular in these comets by subtracting geocorona around the Earth from the observed data. It is thought that comets keep the information about the temperature environment and materials in the protoplanetary disk. Therefore, to study the chemical composition of the comets’ comae and nuclei helps us to obtain information about the protoplanetary disk. Particularly, H2O, CO2 and CO, which are the main ingredients of comets, are the most important clues to know the evolution of comets. The difference in the sublimation temperature of H2O, CO2 and CO reflects the temperature environment at the formation stage of the protoplanetary disk. On the other hand, the ratio of CO2/CO reflects the oxidation environment (Ootsubo et al., 2012). In this presentation, we will introduce the EUV spectra of comets obtained by HISAKI and physical processes about the emission of several atomic species (H, C, O). We will also show the ratio of H2O, CO2, CO that was derived from the emission of atomic species and discuss the scientific scenarios by comparing with the values of the other comets that have been observed in the past.