Roberto Gorelli points our attention at a recently published meteor related paper:

Comets and meteor showers

This article has been submitted for publication by Quanzhi Ye and Peter Jenniskens.

Abstract: Earth occasionally crosses the debris streams produced by comets and other active bodies in our solar system. These manifest meteor showers that provide an opportunity to explore these bodies without a need to visit them in-situ. Observations of meteor showers provide unique insights into the physical and dynamical properties of their parent bodies, as well as into the compositions and the structure of near-surface dust. In this chapter, we discuss the development and current state of affairs of meteor science, with a focus on its role as a tool to study comets, and review the established parent body – meteor shower linkages.

You can download this paper for free:  (25 pages).


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