Comet ISON Approaches the Earth
Comets are among the most spectacular objects that can be seen in the sky. In ancient times they inspired fear and awe. Often they were considered ... Also, this is the first time Comet ISON has approached the sun. unlike Comet Halley, which as we know ...
Halley's Comet: Facts About the Most Famous Comet
... reports of a comet approaching Earth in 1531, 1607 and 1682. He concluded that these three comets were actually the same comet returning over and over again, and predicted the comet would come again in 1758. Halley didn't live to see the comet's ...
A Celestial Traveler Closes on Mars
Comet trajectories are notoriously changeable, and more recent projections suggest the comet, named Siding Spring, is highly unlikely to strike the planet or to do much ... between Earth and the moon, and much closer to Mars than any comet has come to ...
Comet target starts giving up its secrets to Rosetta probe
even come into conflict with earth’s. On the pre dawn drive down to The Dish from those optical telescopes we had even seen Halley’s Comet at its finest combination of brightness and tail length rising above the early hints of morning twilight ...
Comet-chaser nears prey after crossing billions of miles
Credit: ESA/ATG Medialab After a decade-long quest spanning six billion kilometres (3.75 billion miles), a European probe will come ... the comet's next return, which occurred in 1758, 16 years after his death. Halley's Comet last swung by Earth in 1986.