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The Nucleus of Comet Halley

Date: 13 March 2001
Satellite: Giotto
Depicts: Image of the nucleus of Comet Halley as viewed by Giotto
Copyright: ESA. Courtesy of MPAe, Lindau

Giotto's encounter with Comet Halley provided the first ever opportunity to take images of a comet nucleus. The images were obtained with the Halley Multicolour Camera on Giotto.

Last Update: 30 March 2011

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