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Revisiting Comet Halley
2012-11-26 10:52:46

Comet Halley, the originator of the Orionids meteor shower that lit up our skies last month – as they do every October – is seen here up close by ESA’s Giotto probe as it flew past the famous comet on 13–14 March 1986.

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2010-05-05 15:50:00

Halley's Comet - which was last seen from Earth on February 9 ,1986 - will bring a show to earth tonight yet again.

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2010-04-13 07:25:00

British scientists have identified a new candidate for the biggest comet measured to date.

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2008-06-12 15:35:36

NASA researchers and scientists from the United States, Germany and Japan have found a new mineral in material that likely came from a comet.


Word of the Day
  • an ornament or knob in the shape of a flower
  • In architecture, a floral ornament; specifically, the large conventional flower usually placed in the center of the abacus of a Corinthian capital or classic ceiling-caisson; also, the floreated termination of a Gothic finial.
[ "The word 'fleuron' comes from French."]