Sara Faggi

Sara Faggi

  • NASA POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW
  • 301.614.5233
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 693
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: AMERICAN UNIVERSITY
  • Brief Bio

    Dr. Sara Faggi was born in Florence, Italy, where she received her education. She holds a Ph.D. in Physics and Astrophysics from Università degli Studi di Firenze, where she also received her previous bachelor degree in Physics and her master degree in Astrophysics.

    Dr. Sara Faggi is today a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Solar System Division at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, she is part of the Goddard Center for Astrobiology, and she is also appointed as Research Assistant Professor at American University, Washington DC.


    She leads compositional studies of comets through high-resolution infrared spectroscopy. Here after listed her research highlights:

    • Expert on high-resolution spectroscopy instrumentation and observations of comets.
    • Participation in the ground-based observing campaign in support of as ESA/Rosetta mission at ESO/VLT.
    • Participation and lead of the ground-based observations in support of as ESA/ExoMars space mission, with GIANO/TNG and iSHELL/IRTF.
    • Support and guidance during the instrument Science Verification observing time for multiple high-resolution spectrographs such as: GIANO/TNG Canary Islands, iSHELL/IRTF and NIRSPEC/Keck 2 Hawaii.
    • Developer of non-LTE fluorescence models at GSFC.
    • Lead investigator and collaborator of numerous cometary observational campaigns, with a focused effort at infrared wavelengths. (from 2013 – present: C/2012 S1 ISON observing campaign VIS-IR and radio observations, 67P/GC observing campaign VIS-IR, 21P/GZ observing campaign with iSHELL/IRTF, 46P/Wirtanen observing campaign with iSHELL/IRTF.)
    • Co-investigator of the Planetary Spectrum Generator (PSG, https://psg.gsfc.nasa.gov)
    • Developer of echelle spectrograph simulator (iSHELL/PSG instrument simulator: https://psg.gsfc.nasa.gov/apps/ishell.ph

    Research Interests

    High-resolution Spectroscopic Studies of Comets

    Origin and Evolution of Organics and Water in Planetary Systems

    Positions/Employment

    3/2017 - 2/2019

    NPP/NASA Postdoctoral Research Fellow

    NASA Postdoctoral Program Fellowship administrated by USRA - Universities Space Research Association, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

     

    Project: The Origin and Evolution of Organics and Water in Planetary Systems.

    Description: Did delivery of exogenous organics and water enable the emergence and evolution of life? Why is Earth wet and alive? Along with the origin of Earth’s water, we seek to better understand which organic compounds are generated in interstellar and proto-planetary environments and later delivered to planets. The quest and its interim results inform other questions: Was Mars wet and alive? Do ocean worlds in the outer solar system harbor life? Do habitable worlds exist elsewhere? We address these goals through observational, theoretical, and laboratory research.

    Comets are considered the most pristine bodies of the solar system and their investigation through cosmogonic parameters provides important information on native conditions in the solar nebula. Investigations of cosmogonic thermometers (isotopic ratios, spin temperatures and molecular abundances) encoded by biologically relevant primary volatiles, using next-generation high-resolution echelle spectrometers available now (iSHELL/NASA-IRTF) or within the incoming two years (NIRSPEC2/Keck2, CRIRES+/ESO-VLT) are relevant to understanding the formation and evolution of our planetary system, to testing the delivery of prebiotic matter to the terrestrial planets by small icy bodies and to addressing the puzzling origin of Earth’s oceans.

    Advisor: Michael J. Mumma

    2/2019 - Present

    Research Assistant Professor

    American University, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

    Research Project: High Resolution Spectroscopic Studies in Astrobiology

    Description: The importance of studying water and organic molecules is related to their biological relevance. The origin of water oceans and pre-biotic organic molecules on Earth, and the origin of an ancient ocean on Mars, is unsolved. The terrestrial planets formed in a dry region of the proto-planetary disk by aggregation of rocky planetesimals; icy aggregates could form only beyond the frost lines. Even today the bulk Earth is cosmically dry (poor in hydrogen, relative to the protoplanetary disk). About 60 Ma after Earth-accretion, the moon-forming impact probably removed any water that may have outgassed after core formation, leaving the Hadean Earth water-poor at its surface. Yet, early zircons provide evidence that oceans existed by 250 Ma after Earth’s formation. How did terrestrial planets acquire their water? Bombardment of Earth and Mars by icy and rocky planetesimals (represented today by comet nuclei and asteroids) was common from their formation through the Late Heavy Bombardment. Because water is the most abundant native ice in cometary nuclei, with the aggregate CHON ices comprising a close second, we want to understand the role primitive bodies played in delivering water and pre-biotic organics to the young inner planets. Investigations of cosmogonic indicators are necessary to test the hypothesis that small icy bodies delivered water and prebiotic organics to early Earth and Mars. Isotopic ratios (e.g., water D/H, 13/C12C, 15N/14N), nuclear spin temperatures, and chemical abundances in comets are key to identifying temperatures, molecular abundances and physical processes that occurred 4.6 billion years ago in the comet-forming regions of the proto-planetary disk. Observations of Mars will provide new data on the composition, global distribution, and variability of CO2 and trace gases, including isotopologs. Together, the inter-comparison of cosmogonic indicators in comets and in planetary atmospheres through high-resolution spectroscopic studies will address these unresolved questions.

    Education

    Ph.D. in Physiscs and Astronomy
    03 March 2017

    Università degli Studi di Firenze, Florence – Italy
    Astrophysical Observatory of Arcetri, Florence - Italy

    Thesis title: HIRES/E-ELT astrobiology science case. Cosmogonic indicators in comets: Targeting a quantum leap using new-generation high-resolution echelle spectrometers.


    Ph.D. Summer School
    01-13/Jul/2015

    Third Nordic-Hawaii Summer School: "Water, Ice and the Origin of Life in the Universe" Place: Iceland


    Master’s degree in physics and Astrophysics
    23 April 2013

    (20/S - Class of second level degree in physics)
    Name of the course of study: SCIENZE FISICHE E ASTROFISICHE
    Università degli Studi di Firenze, Florence – Italy
    Facolta' di SCIENZE MATEMATICHE FISICHE e NATURALI

    Thesis title: “C/2011 F1LINEAR: Search for Organic Ices in Cometary Coma”. Dissertation/thesis keywords: comets, astrobiology, cometary coma, astronomical observations.
    Final degree mark: 110/110 cum laude


    Studies Abroad
    August 2010

    European Union Program Summer School: 'Evolution of the Biosphere' – astrobiology summer school http://www.edu.upmc.fr/physique/master/VDM1/IMG/pdf/Banyuls_2010-1.pdf
    Place: France

    Bachelor’s degree Physics
    22 April 2008

    (25 - Class of first level degree in Physics)
    Università degli Studi di Firenze, Florence – Italy
    Facolta' di SCIENZE MATEMATICHE FISICHE e NATURALI

    Thesis title: “The Black Hole mass's determination at the Galattic Center”
     

    Publications

    Refereed

    Villanueva, G. L., M. Cordiner, P. G. Irwin, et al. I. de Pater, B. Butler, M. Gurwell, S. N. Milam, C. A. Nixon, S. H. Luszcz-Cook, C. F. Wilson, V. Kofman, G. Liuzzi, S. Faggi, T. J. Fauchez, M. Lippi, R. Cosentino, A. E. Thelen, A. Moullet, P. Hartogh, E. M. Molter, S. Charnley, G. N. Arney, A. M. Mandell, N. Biver, A. C. Vandaele, K. R. de Kleer, and R. Kopparapu. 2021. "No evidence of phosphine in the atmosphere of Venus from independent analyses." Nature Astronomy, 5 (7): 631-635 [10.1038/s41550-021-01422-z]

    Liuzzi, G., G. L. Villanueva, S. Viscardy, et al. D. Mège, M. M. Crismani, S. Aoki, J. Gurgurewicz, P. Tesson, M. J. Mumma, M. D. Smith, S. Faggi, V. Kofman, E. W. Knutsen, F. Daerden, L. Neary, F. Schmidt, L. Trompet, J. T. Erwin, S. Robert, I. R. Thomas, B. Ristic, G. Bellucci, J. J. Lopez‐Moreno, M. R. Patel, and A. C. Vandaele. 2021. "Probing the Atmospheric Cl Isotopic Ratio on Mars: Implications for Planetary Evolution and Atmospheric Chemistry." Geophysical Research Letters, 48 (9): [10.1029/2021gl092650]

    Faggi, S., M. J. Mumma, G. L. Villanueva, L. Paganini, and M. Lippi. 2019. "Quantifying the Evolution of Molecular Production Rates of Comet 21P/Giacobini–Zinner with iSHELL/NASA-IRTF." The Astronomical Journal, 158 (6): 254 [10.3847/1538-3881/ab4f6e]

    Paganini, L., M. N. Camarca, M. J. Mumma, et al. S. Faggi, M. Lippi, and G. L. Villanueva. 2019. "Observations of Jupiter Family Comet 252P/LINEAR During a Close Approach to Earth Reveal Large Abundances of Methanol and Ethane." The Astronomical Journal, 158 (3): 98 [10.3847/1538-3881/ab289c]

    Faggi, S., G. L. Villanueva, M. J. Mumma, and L. Paganini. 2018. "The Volatile Composition of Comet C/2017 E4 (Lovejoy) before its Disruption, as Revealed by High-resolution Infrared Spectroscopy with iSHELL at the NASA/IRTF." The Astronomical Journal, 156 (2): 68 [10.3847/1538-3881/aace01]

    Villanueva, G., M. Smith, S. Protopapa, S. Faggi, and A. Mandell. 2018. "Planetary Spectrum Generator: An accurate online radiative transfer suite for atmospheres, comets, small bodies and exoplanets." Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, 217: 86-104 [10.1016/j.jqsrt.2018.05.023]

    Opitom, C., C. Snodgrass, A. Fitzsimmons, et al. E. Jehin, J. Manfroid, G. P. Tozzi, S. Faggi, and M. Gillon. 2017. "Ground-based monitoring of comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko gas activity throughout the Rosetta mission." Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 469 (Suppl_2): S222-S229 [10.1093/mnras/stx1591]

    Snodgrass, C., M. F. A'Hearn, F. Aceituno, et al. V. Afanasiev, S. Bagnulo, J. Bauer, G. Bergond, S. Besse, N. Biver, D. Bodewits, H. Boehnhardt, B. P. Bonev, G. Borisov, B. Carry, V. Casanova, A. Cochran, B. C. Conn, B. Davidsson, J. K. Davies, J. de León, E. de Mooij, M. de Val-Borro, M. Delacruz, M. A. DiSanti, J. E. Drew, R. Duffard, N. J. Edberg, S. Faggi, L. Feaga, A. Fitzsimmons, H. Fujiwara, E. L. Gibb, M. Gillon, S. F. Green, A. Guijarro, A. Guilbert-Lepoutre, P. J. Gutiérrez, E. Hadamcik, O. Hainaut, S. Haque, R. Hedrosa, D. Hines, U. Hopp, F. Hoyo, D. Hutsemékers, M. Hyland, O. Ivanova, E. Jehin, G. H. Jones, J. V. Keane, M. S. Kelley, N. Kiselev, J. Kleyna, M. Kluge, M. M. Knight, R. Kokotanekova, D. Koschny, E. A. Kramer, J. J. López-Moreno, P. Lacerda, L. M. Lara, J. Lasue, H. J. Lehto, A. C. Levasseur-Regourd, J. Licandro, Z. Y. Lin, T. Lister, S. C. Lowry, A. Mainzer, J. Manfroid, J. Marchant, A. J. McKay, A. McNeill, K. J. Meech, M. Micheli, I. Mohammed, M. Monguió, F. Moreno, O. Muñoz, M. J. Mumma, P. Nikolov, C. Opitom, J. L. Ortiz, L. Paganini, M. Pajuelo, F. J. Pozuelos, S. Protopapa, T. Pursimo, B. Rajkumar, Y. Ramanjooloo, E. Ramos, C. Ries, A. Riffeser, V. Rosenbush, P. Rousselot, E. L. Ryan, P. Santos-Sanz, D. G. Schleicher, M. Schmidt, R. Schulz, A. K. Sen, A. Somero, A. Sota, A. Stinson, J. M. Sunshine, A. Thompson, G. P. Tozzi, C. Tubiana, G. L. Villanueva, X. Wang, D. H. Wooden, M. Yagi, B. Yang, B. Zaprudin, and T. J. Zegmott. 2017. "The 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko observation campaign in support of the Rosetta mission." Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 375 (2097): 20160249 [10.1098/rsta.2016.0249]

    Belskaya, I., S. Fornasier, G. Tozzi, et al. R. Gil-Hutton, A. Cellino, K. Antonyuk, Y. Krugly, A. Dovgopol, and S. Faggi. 2017. "Refining the asteroid taxonomy by polarimetric observations." Icarus, 284: 30-42 [10.1016/j.icarus.2016.11.003]

    Faggi, S., G. L. Villanueva, M. J. Mumma, et al. J. R. Brucato, G. P. Tozzi, E. Oliva, F. Massi, N. Sanna, and A. Tozzi. 2016. "DETAILED ANALYSIS OF NEAR-IR WATER (H2O) EMISSION IN COMET C/2014 Q2 (LOVEJOY) WITH THE GIANO/TNG SPECTROGRAPH." The Astrophysical Journal, 830 (2): 157 [10.3847/0004-637x/830/2/157]

    Snodgrass, C., E. Jehin, J. Manfroid, et al. C. Opitom, A. Fitzsimmons, G. P. Tozzi, S. Faggi, B. Yang, M. M. Knight, B. C. Conn, T. Lister, O. Hainaut, D. M. Bramich, S. C. Lowry, A. Rozek, C. Tubiana, and A. Guilbert-Lepoutre. 2016. "Distant activity of 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in 2014: Ground-based results during the Rosetta pre-landing phase." Astronomy & Astrophysics, 588: A80 [10.1051/0004-6361/201527834]

    Moreno, F., C. Snodgrass, O. Hainaut, et al. C. Tubiana, H. Sierks, C. Barbieri, P. L. Lamy, R. Rodrigo, D. Koschny, H. Rickman, H. U. Keller, J. Agarwal, M. F. A’Hearn, M. A. Barucci, J.-L. Bertaux, I. Bertini, S. Besse, D. Bodewits, G. Cremonese, V. Da Deppo, B. Davidsson, S. Debei, M. De Cecco, F. Ferri, S. Fornasier, M. Fulle, O. Groussin, P. J. Gutiérrez, P. Gutiérrez-Marques, C. Güttler, S. F. Hviid, W.-H. Ip, L. Jorda, J. Knollenberg, G. Kovacs, J.-R. Kramm, E. Kührt, M. Küppers, L. M. Lara, M. Lazzarin, J. J. López-Moreno, F. Marzari, S. Mottola, G. Naletto, N. Oklay, M. Pajola, N. Thomas, J. B. Vincent, V. Della Corte, A. Fitzsimmons, S. Faggi, E. Jehin, C. Opitom, and G.-P. Tozzi. 2016. "The dust environment of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko from Rosetta OSIRIS and VLT observations in the 4.5 to 2.9 AU heliocentric distance range inbound." Astronomy & Astrophysics, 587: A155 [10.1051/0004-6361/201527564]

    Faggi, S., C. Codella, G. Tozzi, et al. G. Comoretto, J. Crovisier, R. Nesti, D. Panella, J. Boissier, J. Brucato, P. Bolli, F. Massi, and G. Tofani. 2015. "Search for ammonia in comet C/2012 S1 (ISON)." Planetary and Space Science, 118: 173-175 [10.1016/j.pss.2015.06.009]

    Selected Public Outreach

    2019 Maryland STEM Festival 11 / 2019 - 11 / 2019
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZS80EjRWuTE

    Sara Faggi (693/American University) opened the 2019 Maryland STEM Festival as keynote speaker.
    MCPS (Montgomery County Public School ) and educational partners hosted the STEM Festival Showcase from 10 a.m.–1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2, at Northwood High School. As an official 2019 Maryland STEM Festival event, the MCPS STEM Festival Showcase is among hundreds of community-based events that showcased STEM activities for Maryland residents. The mission is to encourage students to take a greater interest in STEM and perhaps pursue STEM-related careers.

    https://news.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/staff-bulletin/stem-festival-set-for-nov-2-2/

    Education and public outreach at Arcetri Astrophysical Observatory 2014 - 2016

    Lessons of astrophysics to Elementary School, Middle School and High School classes visiting the Astrophysical Observatory of Arcetri. Guided visit of Amici telescope, Sky Theather and Astronomical Park.
    The guided visits are organized by Astronomical Association of Arcetri Friends (AAAA) a cultural association for the promotion of scientific knowledge.

    Education and public outreach at UNIFI-University of Study of Florence. UNIFI-OPENLAB 2014 - 2016

    Lessons of physics and astrophysics to Elementary School, Middle School and High School classes organized by University of Florence.

    Public outreach at University of Florence. UNIFI-ScienzEstate 6 / 2015 - 6 / 2015
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsyE4EYsSIc&t=3s

    Solar System Exploration tour and astronomical observations for families

    Brief Bio

    Dr. Sara Faggi was born in Florence, Italy, where she received her education. She holds a Ph.D. in Physics and Astrophysics from Università degli Studi di Firenze, where she also received her previous bachelor degree in Physics and her master degree in Astrophysics.

    Dr. Sara Faggi is today a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Solar System Division at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, she is part of the Goddard Center for Astrobiology, and she is also appointed as Research Assistant Professor at American University, Washington DC.


    She leads compositional studies of comets through high-resolution infrared spectroscopy. Here after listed her research highlights:

    • Expert on high-resolution spectroscopy instrumentation and observations of comets.
    • Participation in the ground-based observing campaign in support of as ESA/Rosetta mission at ESO/VLT.
    • Participation and lead of the ground-based observations in support of as ESA/ExoMars space mission, with GIANO/TNG and iSHELL/IRTF.
    • Support and guidance during the instrument Science Verification observing time for multiple high-resolution spectrographs such as: GIANO/TNG Canary Islands, iSHELL/IRTF and NIRSPEC/Keck 2 Hawaii.
    • Developer of non-LTE fluorescence models at GSFC.
    • Lead investigator and collaborator of numerous cometary observational campaigns, with a focused effort at infrared wavelengths. (from 2013 – present: C/2012 S1 ISON observing campaign VIS-IR and radio observations, 67P/GC observing campaign VIS-IR, 21P/GZ observing campaign with iSHELL/IRTF, 46P/Wirtanen observing campaign with iSHELL/IRTF.)
    • Co-investigator of the Planetary Spectrum Generator (PSG, https://psg.gsfc.nasa.gov)
    • Developer of echelle spectrograph simulator (iSHELL/PSG instrument simulator: https://psg.gsfc.nasa.gov/apps/ishell.ph

    Publications

    Refereed

    Villanueva, G. L., M. Cordiner, P. G. Irwin, et al. I. de Pater, B. Butler, M. Gurwell, S. N. Milam, C. A. Nixon, S. H. Luszcz-Cook, C. F. Wilson, V. Kofman, G. Liuzzi, S. Faggi, T. J. Fauchez, M. Lippi, R. Cosentino, A. E. Thelen, A. Moullet, P. Hartogh, E. M. Molter, S. Charnley, G. N. Arney, A. M. Mandell, N. Biver, A. C. Vandaele, K. R. de Kleer, and R. Kopparapu. 2021. "No evidence of phosphine in the atmosphere of Venus from independent analyses." Nature Astronomy 5 (7): 631-635 [10.1038/s41550-021-01422-z]

    Liuzzi, G., G. L. Villanueva, S. Viscardy, et al. D. Mège, M. M. Crismani, S. Aoki, J. Gurgurewicz, P. Tesson, M. J. Mumma, M. D. Smith, S. Faggi, V. Kofman, E. W. Knutsen, F. Daerden, L. Neary, F. Schmidt, L. Trompet, J. T. Erwin, S. Robert, I. R. Thomas, B. Ristic, G. Bellucci, J. J. Lopez‐Moreno, M. R. Patel, and A. C. Vandaele. 2021. "Probing the Atmospheric Cl Isotopic Ratio on Mars: Implications for Planetary Evolution and Atmospheric Chemistry." Geophysical Research Letters 48 (9): [10.1029/2021gl092650]

    Faggi, S., M. J. Mumma, G. L. Villanueva, L. Paganini, and M. Lippi. 2019. "Quantifying the Evolution of Molecular Production Rates of Comet 21P/Giacobini–Zinner with iSHELL/NASA-IRTF." The Astronomical Journal 158 (6): 254 [10.3847/1538-3881/ab4f6e]

    Paganini, L., M. N. Camarca, M. J. Mumma, et al. S. Faggi, M. Lippi, and G. L. Villanueva. 2019. "Observations of Jupiter Family Comet 252P/LINEAR During a Close Approach to Earth Reveal Large Abundances of Methanol and Ethane." The Astronomical Journal 158 (3): 98 [10.3847/1538-3881/ab289c]

    Faggi, S., G. L. Villanueva, M. J. Mumma, and L. Paganini. 2018. "The Volatile Composition of Comet C/2017 E4 (Lovejoy) before its Disruption, as Revealed by High-resolution Infrared Spectroscopy with iSHELL at the NASA/IRTF." The Astronomical Journal 156 (2): 68 [10.3847/1538-3881/aace01]

    Villanueva, G., M. Smith, S. Protopapa, S. Faggi, and A. Mandell. 2018. "Planetary Spectrum Generator: An accurate online radiative transfer suite for atmospheres, comets, small bodies and exoplanets." Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer 217 86-104 [10.1016/j.jqsrt.2018.05.023]

    Opitom, C., C. Snodgrass, A. Fitzsimmons, et al. E. Jehin, J. Manfroid, G. P. Tozzi, S. Faggi, and M. Gillon. 2017. "Ground-based monitoring of comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko gas activity throughout the Rosetta mission." Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 469 (Suppl_2): S222-S229 [10.1093/mnras/stx1591]

    Snodgrass, C., M. F. A'Hearn, F. Aceituno, et al. V. Afanasiev, S. Bagnulo, J. Bauer, G. Bergond, S. Besse, N. Biver, D. Bodewits, H. Boehnhardt, B. P. Bonev, G. Borisov, B. Carry, V. Casanova, A. Cochran, B. C. Conn, B. Davidsson, J. K. Davies, J. de León, E. de Mooij, M. de Val-Borro, M. Delacruz, M. A. DiSanti, J. E. Drew, R. Duffard, N. J. Edberg, S. Faggi, L. Feaga, A. Fitzsimmons, H. Fujiwara, E. L. Gibb, M. Gillon, S. F. Green, A. Guijarro, A. Guilbert-Lepoutre, P. J. Gutiérrez, E. Hadamcik, O. Hainaut, S. Haque, R. Hedrosa, D. Hines, U. Hopp, F. Hoyo, D. Hutsemékers, M. Hyland, O. Ivanova, E. Jehin, G. H. Jones, J. V. Keane, M. S. Kelley, N. Kiselev, J. Kleyna, M. Kluge, M. M. Knight, R. Kokotanekova, D. Koschny, E. A. Kramer, J. J. López-Moreno, P. Lacerda, L. M. Lara, J. Lasue, H. J. Lehto, A. C. Levasseur-Regourd, J. Licandro, Z. Y. Lin, T. Lister, S. C. Lowry, A. Mainzer, J. Manfroid, J. Marchant, A. J. McKay, A. McNeill, K. J. Meech, M. Micheli, I. Mohammed, M. Monguió, F. Moreno, O. Muñoz, M. J. Mumma, P. Nikolov, C. Opitom, J. L. Ortiz, L. Paganini, M. Pajuelo, F. J. Pozuelos, S. Protopapa, T. Pursimo, B. Rajkumar, Y. Ramanjooloo, E. Ramos, C. Ries, A. Riffeser, V. Rosenbush, P. Rousselot, E. L. Ryan, P. Santos-Sanz, D. G. Schleicher, M. Schmidt, R. Schulz, A. K. Sen, A. Somero, A. Sota, A. Stinson, J. M. Sunshine, A. Thompson, G. P. Tozzi, C. Tubiana, G. L. Villanueva, X. Wang, D. H. Wooden, M. Yagi, B. Yang, B. Zaprudin, and T. J. Zegmott. 2017. "The 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko observation campaign in support of the Rosetta mission." Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences 375 (2097): 20160249 [10.1098/rsta.2016.0249]

    Belskaya, I., S. Fornasier, G. Tozzi, et al. R. Gil-Hutton, A. Cellino, K. Antonyuk, Y. Krugly, A. Dovgopol, and S. Faggi. 2017. "Refining the asteroid taxonomy by polarimetric observations." Icarus 284 30-42 [10.1016/j.icarus.2016.11.003]

    Faggi, S., G. L. Villanueva, M. J. Mumma, et al. J. R. Brucato, G. P. Tozzi, E. Oliva, F. Massi, N. Sanna, and A. Tozzi. 2016. "DETAILED ANALYSIS OF NEAR-IR WATER (H2O) EMISSION IN COMET C/2014 Q2 (LOVEJOY) WITH THE GIANO/TNG SPECTROGRAPH." The Astrophysical Journal 830 (2): 157 [10.3847/0004-637x/830/2/157]

    Snodgrass, C., E. Jehin, J. Manfroid, et al. C. Opitom, A. Fitzsimmons, G. P. Tozzi, S. Faggi, B. Yang, M. M. Knight, B. C. Conn, T. Lister, O. Hainaut, D. M. Bramich, S. C. Lowry, A. Rozek, C. Tubiana, and A. Guilbert-Lepoutre. 2016. "Distant activity of 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in 2014: Ground-based results during the Rosetta pre-landing phase." Astronomy & Astrophysics 588 A80 [10.1051/0004-6361/201527834]

    Moreno, F., C. Snodgrass, O. Hainaut, et al. C. Tubiana, H. Sierks, C. Barbieri, P. L. Lamy, R. Rodrigo, D. Koschny, H. Rickman, H. U. Keller, J. Agarwal, M. F. A’Hearn, M. A. Barucci, J.-L. Bertaux, I. Bertini, S. Besse, D. Bodewits, G. Cremonese, V. Da Deppo, B. Davidsson, S. Debei, M. De Cecco, F. Ferri, S. Fornasier, M. Fulle, O. Groussin, P. J. Gutiérrez, P. Gutiérrez-Marques, C. Güttler, S. F. Hviid, W.-H. Ip, L. Jorda, J. Knollenberg, G. Kovacs, J.-R. Kramm, E. Kührt, M. Küppers, L. M. Lara, M. Lazzarin, J. J. López-Moreno, F. Marzari, S. Mottola, G. Naletto, N. Oklay, M. Pajola, N. Thomas, J. B. Vincent, V. Della Corte, A. Fitzsimmons, S. Faggi, E. Jehin, C. Opitom, and G.-P. Tozzi. 2016. "The dust environment of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko from Rosetta OSIRIS and VLT observations in the 4.5 to 2.9 AU heliocentric distance range inbound." Astronomy & Astrophysics 587 A155 [10.1051/0004-6361/201527564]

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