Observers: Henry Matthews, Matt Senay, David Jewitt
Location: University Of Hawaii
Date: March 16, 1997
HCN is a "parent molecule". When bombarded by solar ultraviolet photons it breaks apart into the "daughter" species CN and H. CN has one of the brightest emission lines in the optical spectra of comets. HCN has the brightest submillimeter lines.
Henry Matthews (NRC, Canada and JAC, Hilo) Matt Senay (FCRAO) and David Jewitt (UH)
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