Maria Womack

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Research Scientist

Department of Physics

NSF building, Alexandria, VA


Authors Title Published Date Journal
Pinto, O. Harrington; Kelley, M. S. P.; Villanueva, G. L.; and 9 coauthors First Detection of CO2 Emission in a Centaur: JWST NIRSpec Observations of 39P/Oterma Nov 2023 The Planetary Science Journal 4, 208
Nesvorný, David; Dones, Luke; De Prá, Mario; and 2 coauthors Impact Rates in the Outer Solar System Aug 2023 The Planetary Science Journal 4, 139
Lisse, Carey Michael; Steckloff, Jordan; Prialnik, Dina; and 12 coauthors 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann: A Rosetta Stone for Amorphous Water Ice and CO -> CO2 Conversion in Centaurs and Comets? Dec 2022 AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts 2022, P26A-02
Bauer, James M.; Gicquel, Adeline; Kramer, Emily; and 9 coauthors NEOWISE Observations of Low Production Comets Near Perihelion Dec 2022 AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts 2022, P25F-2183
Lisse, C. M.; Steckloff, J. K.; Prialnik, D.; and 12 coauthors 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1: A Rosetta Stone for Amorphous Water Ice and CO ↔ CO2 Conversion in Centaurs and Comets? Nov 2022 The Planetary Science Journal 3, 251
Harrington Pinto, Olga; Womack, Maria; Fernandez, Yanga; and 1 coauthor A Survey of CO, CO2, and H2O in Comets and Centaurs Nov 2022 The Planetary Science Journal 3, 247
Fink, Uwe; Harris, Walter; Doose, Lyn; and 4 coauthors Dust Outburst Dynamics and Hazard Assessment for Close Spacecraft-Comet Encounters Aug 2021 The Planetary Science Journal 2, 154
Schambeau, Charles A.; Fernández, Yanga R.; Samarasinha, Nalin H.; and 4 coauthors Characterization of Thermal-infrared Dust Emission and Refinements to the Nucleus Properties of Centaur 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1 Aug 2021 The Planetary Science Journal 2, 126
Kareta, Theodore; Woodney, Laura M.; Schambeau, Charles; and 10 coauthors Contemporaneous Multiwavelength and Precovery Observations of the Active Centaur P/2019 LD2 (ATLAS) Apr 2021 The Planetary Science Journal 2, 48
Womack, M.; Curtis, O.; Rabson, D. A.; and 22 coauthors The Visual Lightcurve of Comet C/1995 O1 (Hale-Bopp) from 1995 to 1999 Feb 2021 The Planetary Science Journal 2, 17
Steckloff, J. K.; Sarid, G.; Volk, K.; and 5 coauthors P/2019 LD2 (ATLAS): An Active Centaur in Imminent Transition to the Jupiter Family Dec 2020 The Astrophysical Journal 904, L20
Mommert, Michael; Hora, Joseph L.; Trilling, David E.; and 12 coauthors Recurrent Cometary Activity in Near-Earth Object (3552) Don Quixote Jun 2020 The Planetary Science Journal 1, 12
Wierzchos, K.; Womack, M. CO Gas and Dust Outbursts from Centaur 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann Apr 2020 The Astronomical Journal 159, 136
Sarid, G.; Volk, K.; Steckloff, J. K.; and 3 coauthors 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1, A Centaur in the Gateway to the Jupiter-family Comets Sep 2019 The Astrophysical Journal 883, L25
McKay, Adam J.; DiSanti, Michael A.; Kelley, Michael S. P.; and 14 coauthors The Peculiar Volatile Composition of CO-dominated Comet C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS) Sep 2019 The Astronomical Journal 158, 128
Wierzchos, K.; Womack, M. C/2016 R2 (PANSTARRS): A Comet Rich in CO and Depleted in HCN Jul 2018 The Astronomical Journal 156, 34
Womack, Maria; Curtis, A.; Lastra, N.; and 9 coauthors Hale-Bopp Visual Lightcurve Jan 2018 NASA Planetary Data System 8301,
Wierzchos, K.; Womack, M.; Sarid, G. Carbon Monoxide in the Distantly Active Centaur (60558) 174P/Echeclus at 6 au May 2017 The Astronomical Journal 153, 230
Womack, M.; Sarid, G.; Wierzchos, K. CO in Distantly Active Comets Mar 2017 Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific 129, 031001
Remijan, Anthony J.; Milam, Stefanie N.; Womack, Maria; and 12 coauthors The Distribution, Excitation, and Formation of Cometary Molecules: Methanol, Methyl Cyanide, and Ethylene Glycol Dec 2008 The Astrophysical Journal 689, 613
Milam, Stefanie N.; Remijan, Anthony J.; Womack, Maria; and 15 coauthors Formaldehyde in Comets C/1995 O1 (Hale-Bopp), C/2002 T7 (LINEAR), and C/2001 Q4 (NEAT): Investigating the Cometary Origin of H2CO Oct 2006 The Astrophysical Journal 649, 1169
Biver, N.; Bockelée-Morvan, D.; Crovisier, J.; and 7 coauthors Radio wavelength molecular observations of comets C/1999 T1 (McNaught-Hartley), C/2001 A2 (LINEAR), C/2000 WM1 (LINEAR) and 153P/Ikeya-Zhang Apr 2006 Astronomy and Astrophysics 449, 1255
Meech, K. J.; Ageorges, N.; A’Hearn, M. F.; and 206 coauthors Deep Impact: Observations from a Worldwide Earth-Based Campaign Oct 2005 Science 310, 265
Bockelée-Morvan, Dominique; Biver, Nicolas; Moreno, Raphaël; and 9 coauthors Outgassing Behavior and Composition of Comet C/1999 S4 (LINEAR) During Its Disruption May 2001 Science 292, 1339
Festou, M. C.; Gunnarsson, M.; Rickman, H.; and 3 coauthors The Activity of Comet 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1 Monitored through Its CO J=2–>1 Radio Line Mar 2001 Icarus 150, 140
Womack, Maria; Festou, M. C.; Stern, S. Alan The Heliocentric Evolution of Key Species in the Distantly-Active Comet C/1995 O1 (Hale-Bopp) Dec 1997 The Astronomical Journal 114, 2789
Womack, M.; Homich, A.; Festou, M. C.; and 3 coauthors Maps of hco+ Emission in c/1995 o1 (Hale-Bopp) May 1997 Earth Moon and Planets 77, 259
Noll, Keith S.; Gilmore, Diane; Knacke, Roger F.; and 3 coauthors Carbon Monoxide in Jupiter after Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 Apr 1997 Icarus 126, 324
Womack, Maria; Apponi, A. J.; Ziurys, L. M. A Search for Interstellar CH 3: Limits to the Methane Abundance in Orion-KL Apr 1996 The Astrophysical Journal 461, 897
Womack, Maria; Lutz, Barry L.; Wagner, R. Mark Pre- and Postperihelion Abundances of Gas and Dust in Comet Halley Oct 1994 The Astrophysical Journal 433, 886
Womack, Maria; Ziurys, L. M.; Sage, L. J. N 2H + in the Orion Ambient Ridge: Cloud Clumping versus Rotation Mar 1993 The Astrophysical Journal 406, L29
Womack, Maria; Wyckoff, Susan; Ziurys, L. M. Observational Constraints on Solar Nebula Nitrogen Chemistry: N 2/NH 3 Dec 1992 The Astrophysical Journal 401, 728
Tegler, Stephen C.; Burke, Luke F.; Wyckoff, Susan; and 3 coauthors NH 3 and NH 2 in the Coma of Comet Brorsen-Metcalf Jan 1992 The Astrophysical Journal 384, 292