New comet groups

The discovery and properties of the Meyer, Marsden and Kracht comet groups

Last updated and extended: 11 January 2013


Historic background   |  The Meyer group   |  The Marsden group   |  The Kracht group   |  The Kracht 2 group   |  References   |  Links


These pages are intended as an information point regarding comet groups. They focus mainly on the new comet groups identified among the comets discovered by the SOHO spacecraft. The Kreutz group, until 2002 the only known comet group for about 100 years, is not covered in detail.


Meyer Marsden Kracht Kracht 2
116
34a
37a
4a

a: number may be smaller due to short-period comets


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Historic background   |  The Meyer group   |  The Marsden group   |  The Kracht group   |  References   |  Links


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