X-rays from comet Hyakutake

J M Dawson, R Bingham, V D Shapiro

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We show that the recent observations of x-rays from comet Hyakutake can be explained by the acceleration of electrons along the magnetic field by lower hybrid waves excited by the interaction of the cometary ions with the solar wind.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)A185-A193
Number of pages9
JournalPlasma Physics and Controlled Fusion
Issue number5A
Publication statusPublished - May 1997


  • acceleration
  • comets
  • electrons
  • field
  • Halley
  • Hyakutake
  • ion
  • plasma
  • solar wind
  • waves
  • x-rays
  • solar wind plasma
  • electromagnetic waves


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