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02/07/1985 Giotto probe is launched


1986 Giotto Halley The Encounter


Giotto: Halley's Comet Flyby Animation (1986.03.14) [720p]


The Comets Tale - Comet Infomation

Built and operated by ESA, Giotto was a probe made for flyby of the Halley comet. Indeed, on 13th March 1986 she approached the comet nucleus on just 596 kilometers. Giotto measured chemical composition of the material ejected from the comet and took pictures. Later, in 1990, she studied another comet, Grigg-Skjellerup.
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