P/Halley dust characteristics: a comparison between Orionid and Eta Aquarid meteor observations and those from the flyby spacecraft

  • D. W. Hughes
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Dust from P/Halley was detected by the Giotto and Vega spacecrafts in mid March 1986 and can also be observed from Earth every May and October in the form of the Eta Aquarid and Orionid meteor showers. Unfortunately, the two techniques measure dust in dramatically different places (with respect to the parent comet) and over non-overlapping mass ranges. This paper compares and contrasts the fluxes and mass distribution indices obtained.

Key words

dust meteoroid stream mass index 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. W. Hughes
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  1. 1.Department of PhysicsThe UniversitySheffieldUK

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