Dust-gas interaction deduced from Halley multicolour camera observations [electronic resource].
- Los Alamos, N.M. : Los Alamos National Laboratory, 1986.
Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
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- The dust and gas productions of Comet Halley were measured by the dust counter and the mass spectrometers on the Giotto spacecraft. These instruments give only little information about the spatial asymmetry of the activity. The asymmetry in the dust production is clearly evident from the dust jets seen in the Halley Multicolour Camera images. Since the dust is entrained by the gas, production must be similarly asymmetric. The intensity profiles along and across several dust jets are related to their source regions on the nucleus. Properties of the dust jets are investigated. A few compact, but highly active source regions on the nucleus produce most of the visible dust and can account for most of the gas produced by the comet. 2 refs.
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- E 1.99:la-ur-86-3907
E 1.99: conf-8610207-5
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20. ESLAB symposium, Heidelberg, F.R. Germany, 27 Oct 1986.
Keller, H.U.; Schmidt, H.U.; Wilhelm, K.; Huebner, W.F.; Whipple, F.L.; Reitsema, H.J.; Delamere, W.A.
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