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2014-10-19 06:10:11

Waking up before sunrise is a good way to get a head start on the day. On Oct. 21st, waking up before sunrise could stop you in your tracks.

ISEE-3 Comes Back To Visit Earth
2014-04-15 16:21:25

ISEE-3 coming home to visit - making its closest approach to Earth in August 2014 before it heads back out to interplanetary space.

Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower To Light Up The Sky This Weekend
2013-05-03 19:27:42

This weekend, many in the Southern Hemisphere will have the opportunity to witness the annual Eta Aquarids shower, as they reach their peak rate.

Comet Pan-STARSS Survives Solar Encounter, Emerges Brighter Than Ever
2013-03-17 09:17:25

A comet making its first visit to the inner solar system has survived a journey that brought it close to the sun, and has emerged as one of the brightest comets in years.

Comet PANSTARRS Visible In UK And Irish Skies
2013-03-11 10:00:20

A comet discovered by a Queen’s University Belfast supported project will be visible in UK and Irish skies from tomorrow evening (Tuesday 12 March) onwards.

In Mid-March Comet PANSTARRS Rises To The Occasion
2013-03-08 10:35:02

In Mid-March comet PANSTARRS will be making its appearance in the skies of the Northern Hemisphere just after twilight

Comet Siding Spring To Pass Close To Mars In 2014
2013-03-05 20:27:50

We've had our fair share of close calls from asteroids recently, but a neighboring planet will soon have its day in the spotlight as a comet grazes past it.

Comet PANSTARRS Arrives In March
2013-03-06 09:00:24

This March sky gazers will be treated to another special celestial event as comet Pan-STARRS C/2011 L4 becomes visible to the naked eye in the Northern Hemisphere.

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.

Everything You Need To Know About This Weekend’s Orionid Meteor Shower
2012-10-18 16:39:30

Throughout the year Earth’s denizens are offered a number of good chances to witness meteor showers illuminating the night skies, with streaks of white lights racing across the upper atmosphere at lightning speed.


Latest Halley's Comet Reference Libraries

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2004-10-19 04:45:40

Halley's Comet -- Comet Halley, more generally known as Halley's Comet after Edmond Halley, is the best-known and the brightest of the "short-period" comets from the Kuiper belt that visit the inner solar system in years or decades-long orbits rather than the millennia of comets from the Oort Cloud. Early History Having perceived that the elements of the comet of 1682 were nearly the same as those of two comets which had appeared respectively in 1531 and 1607, Halley concluded that...

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