Copyright 1988 by the American Geophysical Union.
Editor(s): Thomas J. Birmingham, Alexander J. Dessler
Published Online: 19 MAR 2013
Print ISBN: 9780875902395
Online ISBN: 9781118668757
Book Series: Special Publications
About this Book
Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Special Publications Series.
No one would dispute that 1985 and 1986 were unique times for cometary research. In September 1985 ISEE-3 transited the magnetotail of comet Giacobini-Zinner and provided the first close-up scientific view of a cometary environment. Half a year later an international fleet of spacecraft equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation gave us a "once-in-a-lifetime" look at comet Halley.