Halley's Comet in 1986
Halley's Comet from Table Mountain Observatory
Streaks caused by the exposure time are stars in the constellation Aquarius. Visible in the photo are the coma of gases and about 725,000 kilometers (450,000 miles) of the charged ion tail.
Halley's Comet in 1910
Halley's Comet Seen by Europe's Giotto Probe
Giotto at Halley
Approaching Halley's Nucleus
Two Views of the Galaxy
Halley's Comet from Diamond Head, Hawaii
Halley's Comet in 1985
The Adoration of the Magi
When the European Space Agency elected to send a spacecraft to encounter the comet, the spacecraft was named after the artist. Reproduction of the painting is by the courtesy of the Comune di Padova.
Halley's Comet and Others May Be Stolen Goods
Core of Halley's Comet
Halley's Comet in 1910 from Mount Wilson Observatory
Meteor Shower Created by Halley's Comet Peaks Thursday
Composite Image of Halley's Comet
The Sun comes from 30 deg above the horizontal to the left and is 17 deg behind the image plane (observation phase angle of 107 deg). The night side of the nucleus can be seen silhouetted against a background of bright dust in the far-field. Jets can be seen originating from two regions on the nucleus. Structure can be seen within the jets.
A bright area is seen within the night side of the nucleus. We believe this to be a hill or mountain approximately 500 m high.