Rosetta comet rendezvous is a triumph for the European Space Agency
Rubber duck-shaped Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko does not produce enough gravity to hold Rosetta ... The mission was called Giotto and the comet was the famous one named after Edmond Halley, the 18th century astronomer who predicted its return.
How Halley's Comet sightings changed history over the past 2500 years
Because of this uniqueness and its often dazzling appearances ... The Battle of Hastings Halley's Comet made its closest approach in 837 CE, coming within 3.2 million miles of Earth. That's only about ten times the distance between the Earth and the ...
The Rabbi and Halley's Comet
But what does a Jewish Rabbi ... but some speculate that a comet observed by astronomers in ancient Greece, in 467 BCE, may also have been Halley's Comet. Rabbi Yehoshua Ben Hanania enters this astronomical story through an intriguing anecdote in the ...
Painful Truth: Comet is a puzzle to be solved
no Halley’s Comet or Hale-Bopp. It has the inelegant name of 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, a designation number plus the names of its Soviet discoverers, who spotted it back in the 1960s. We know remarkably little about comets. They come in from the outer ...
CAPITALIZING ON HALLEY'S COMET
How Inspiration Hit Sipping juice, he related how his grand inspiration hit: ''I was reading a Natural History magazine article in 1980 that was about the coming of Halley's comet. It talked ... 60 million miles long, has often been seen as a portent ...