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Space observations of comet Halley

Naturevolume 321pages391393 (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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    von Rosenvinge, T.T., Brandt, J.C. & Farquhar, R.W. Science 232, 353–356 (1986).

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    Craven, J.D., Frank, L.A., Rairden, R.L. & Dvorsky, M.R. Preprint, University of Iowa (1986).

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

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