posted on Sep, 5 2014 @ 04:08 PM
a reply to: wildespace
I think it can also be done by microwaves, or microwave assisted anyway, and comets produce microwaves. Possibly due to the ion tail acting as a
plasma antenna and creating the microwaves somehow, though not sure on that.
It will be interesting to see, if the probe and lander hold up, if the comet does get heated, and if it is by microwaves then there should also be an
increase in the electrical charge state, and a larger corona. Hopefully the instruments have the capability to figure out just what is happening as
the comet moves closer to the Sun.