Compact ultra dense objects in the solar system

Jan Rafelski, Christopher Dietl, Lance Labun

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We describe properties and gravitational interactions of meteor-mass and greater compact ultra dense objects with nuclear density or greater (CUDOs). We discuss possible enclosure of CUDOs in comets and the stability of these objects on impact with the Earth and Sun showing that the hypothesis of a CUDO core helps resolve issues challenging the understanding of a few selected cometary impacts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2251-2259
Number of pages9
JournalActa Physica Polonica B
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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