SSHADE Databases: COMEDA

COmetary, MEteoroids Dust and Analogs

Instituto di Astrofisica e Planetologia Spaziali (IAPS) – INAF, Roma, Italy

Laboratory of Cosmic Physics and Planetology, Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie, Università degli studi di Napoli “Parthenope, Napoli, Italy

  • Scientific Manager: Alessandra Rotundi
  • Database Manager: Andrea Longobardo
  • Data Providers: Vincenzo della Corte, Mario Accolla, Marco Ferrari, Stavro Ivanovski

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The COMEDA database will contains micro-infrared and micro-Raman spectra (complemented by FESEM/EDX analyses) of different types of cosmomaterials: 1) Cometary Samples collected by the Stardust spacecraft during its flyby of comet 81P/Wild 2, 2) Meteoric dust (DUSTER) collected in the upper stratosphere: nanometre to micrometre uncontaminated meteoric dust particles, 3) Cometary analogues (used to calibrate GIADA instrument onboard Rosetta/ESA mission): anhydrous silicate minerals and hydrated layer silicates in four size fractions, and some selected analogue minerals coated with carbon layer, and/or with a layer of sodium hexafluorosilicate (Na2SiF6) crystals.