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Vega 2 Dust Impact Plasma Detector Acoustic Sensor Observations of Comet Halley

Status: ARCHIVED

Abstract: The SP-2 experiment on Vega spacecraft was intended for studying the spatial and mass distributions of dust particles in the cometary coma over the mass range 1.e-16 to 1.e-6 g. Covering such a broad mass range was made possible by using sensors of two types, namely, impact plasma and acoustic.

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Citation to use when referencing this data set: "Dyachkov, A. V., VEGA2 DUST PARTICLE IMPACT DETECTOR DATA V1.0, VEGA2-C-SP2-2-RDR-HALLEY-V1.0, NASA Planetary Data System, 1997"

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