This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Path of Halley's Comet, illustration

Path of Halley's Comet, illustration

C050/7634

Rights Managed

50.0 MB (401.5 KB compressed)

4181 x 4181 pixels

35.3 x 35.3 cm ⏐ 13.9 x 13.9 in (300dpi)

This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Please contact your Account Manager if you have any query.

Credit

SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Schematic diagram showing the path of Halley's Comet as it rounds the Sun, together with the orbits (blue) of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. Comet Halley describes a highly elliptical orbit which takes it out beyond Neptune but not as far as Pluto. Its orbit is inclined 18 degrees below the plane in which the planets orbit the Sun. It returns to the centre of the solar system every 76 years, most recently in 1985/86.

Release details

Model release not required. Property release not required.

 {{ i.shot_duration ? i.shot_duration + ' ' : '' }}{{ i.shot_uhd ? '4K ' : i.hires ? 'HD ' : '' }}{{ i.spl_number }} R{{ i.license }}

  • Calculate price
  • Add to board