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Vega-2 view of Comet Halley

Vega-2 view of Comet Halley

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Comet Halley. False-colour image of Halley's comet taken by the Soviet Vega-2 spacecraft on 9 March 1986. Vega 2 passed within 8,030 km of the comet's nucleus, three days after the Vega-1 spacecraft. Between them the two Vega spacecraft returned over 1500 images of the comet.

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