Cometary Science Newsletter
Issue 12
March 2016

- Conference Announcements

  + Second Announcement: Cometary Science after Rosetta Meetings,
    London, June 14-17

- Refereed Journal Papers

  + Distant activity of 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in 2014: Ground-based
    results during the Rosetta pre-landing phase, Snodgrass et al.

  + Comet 252P/LINEAR: Born (Almost) Dead?, Ye et al.

  + Statistical ortho-to-para ratio of water desorbed from ice at 10
    kelvin, Hama et al.

  + The dust environment of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko from Rosetta
    OSIRIS and VLT observations in the 4.5 to 2.9 au heliocentric
    distance range inbound, Moreno et al.

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