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The nucleus of Halley's comet

The nucleus of Halley's comet
The nucleus of Halley's comet The Vega 2 spacecraft returned many images of the nucleus of Halley's comet on March 9, 1986. The nucleus is an irregular object about 16 x 8 x 8 kilometers and very dark, with an albedo of about 0.03. The next time Halley will approach the inner solar system is in 2062. Russian Academy of Sciences / Ted Stryk

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