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Metadata Updated: December 6, 2023

This dataset presents a collection of 2334 published and 319 unpublished results in cometary polarimetry. The database contains 2653 measurements of linear and circular polarization for 65 comets since 1940. The narrow-band and broad-band measurements within the spectral region 0.3-3.5 micron are presented. The ranges of phase angles, helio- and geocentric distances of comets are 0.4-122 deg, 0.6-4.8 AU and 0.03-4.9 AU, respectively. We have compiled 64 references to the published papers and some unpublished sources. The data are presented in a tabular format (ASCII code). The database can be used as the observational basis for detailed theoretical modeling, interpretation of the phase-angle and spectral dependence of polarization, classification of comets, and for selecting future space-mission targets.

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: us-pd

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Metadata Created Date January 31, 2023
Metadata Updated Date December 6, 2023
Data Update Frequency irregular

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Harvested from NASA Data.json

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date January 31, 2023
Metadata Updated Date December 6, 2023
Publisher National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Identifier urn:nasa:pds:context_pds3:data_set:data_set.ear-c-compil-5-db-comet-polarimetry-v1.0_4aq3-vzyi
Data First Published 2021-05-21
Data Last Modified 2023-01-26
Category Earth Science
Public Access Level public
Data Update Frequency irregular
Bureau Code 026:00
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