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Giotto Mosaic of Halley's Comet

Target Name:  Comet Halley
Spacecraft:  Giotto
Produced by:  A. Tayfun Oner
Date Released: March 13, 1986

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This image is a mosaic of 8 images taken by the Giotto spacecraft during the Halley encounter on March 13, 1986. The nucleus dimensions are about 16 by 8 by 8 kilometers. By examining the dust jets being emitted from the nucleus, scientists were able to determine that only about 10% of the surface was active.

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