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Halley's Comet

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Halley's Comet is named after Edmond Halley (1656 - 1742) who was the first astronomer to realise that comets make periodic orbits around the sun. Inset: illustration based on photographs of Halley's Comet taken at the Mount Wilson Observatory, California, between 26th April - 11th June, 1910. The best appearance was made on 23rd May. Original artwork for the illustrations on p18 of L&L issue no. 1049 (17 April 1982).

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