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Science: Cashing In on the Comet

In the spring of 1910, when Halley's comet last blazed through the skies, some people were so afraid of the poisonous cyanogen vapors said to be in its tail that...

Space: Zeroing in on Halley's Comet

Since before the dawn of history, Halley's comet has been returning to the vicinity of earth every 76 years or so, intriguing and sometimes bedazzling +...

Science: Sailing to Halley's Comet

Long before the invention of the rocket, man dreamed of hoisting sail and traveling through space in wind-blown ships. In The True History, a tale written in...

Space: Halley's on View

As Halley's comet began its swing around the far side of the sun in early January, it disappeared from view, not to be visible from earth again until after it...

Science: Greeting Halley's Comet

For more than three decades, as the frozen mass hurtled along its lonely path, the distant star had grown bigger and brighter in the blackness of space. Now the...

Science: Comet Trekking

Halley 's heavenly body returns For five years, astronomers have been scanning the skies to become the first to sight one of history's most celebrated objects...

Science: Tailing a Comet

A rendezvous in space When Halley's Comet last streaked across the skies in 1910, it was for many an unwelcome visitor. Fearful that the earth would be...

Science: Comet of the Century

Even now it is hurtling closer, racing toward a year-end rendezvous with the sun. By December it will be the brightest object in the predawn sky, providing...

Science: New Planet?

Like a man searching for a dropped collar button in the dark, astronomers are searching the southern sky. They know that what they are looking for is there,...

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