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Space observations of comet Halley

Nature volume 321, pages 391393 (22 May 1986) | Download Citation


Following the encounters by Soviet, Japanese and European spacecraft, the International Cometary Explorer took measurments of comet Halley on 22 March. The comet has also been observed by the Solar Maximum Mission, the International Ultraviolet Explorer, the Pioneer Venus Orbiter, the Dynamics Explorer 1, and by sounding rockets.

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  1. Laboratory for Astronomy and Sola Physics, NASA-Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland 20771, USA.

    • John C. Brandt


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