cometary kilometric radiation

cometary kilometric radiation

[′käm·ə‚ter·ē ¦kil·ə¦me·trik ‚rād·ē′ā·shən]
(astronomy)
Radio waves detected by space probes encountering Comet Halley, consisting of several different emission patterns ranging from intense, sporadic bursts of broad-band noise to continuously rising and falling tones.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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First detected as far as 10 million km away, the signals showed their maximum intensity at the craft's closest approach, "indicating that the emissions are intimately related to the comet.' Several different emission patterns were detected, collectively termed "cometary kilometric radiation' and ranging from intense, sporadic bursts of broad-band noise to continuously rising and falling tones.