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The International Cometary Explorer Mission to Comet Giacobini-Zinner

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Science  18 Apr 1986:
Vol. 232, Issue 4748, pp. 353-356
DOI: 10.1126/science.232.4748.353

Abstract

The International Cometary Explorer (ICE) became the first spacecraft ever to encounter a comet when it passed through the tail of comet Giacobini-Zinner. An overview of this encounter is presented, including highlights of the results.