Halley's Comet

Halley's Comet

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Credit: HALE OBSERVATORIES/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Two views of Halley's comet, May 12 and 15, 1910, showing tails 30 degrees and 40 degrees long respectively. Photographed with a 10-inch focus Tessar lens. Halley is the only naked-eye comet certain to return within a human lifetime (every 75 year or so). It derives its name from Edmond Halley, an eighteenth-century astronomer who computed its orbit. The comet has been observed by astronomers since at least 240 BC.

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Keywords: 1910, astronomy, b&w, black & white, black and white, bw, comet, halley, halley'ss comet, halleys comet, space, tail

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