Great comet of 1577, illustration

Great comet of 1577, illustration

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Credit: DETLEV VAN RAVENSWAAY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Great comet of 1577. Historical illustration depicting a comet passing over a town in 1577. The 'Great Comet of 1577' was so bright that it was visible during daylight. It was observed by Tycho Brahe and was the first for which precise parallax measurements were computed.

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