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.
Science fiction becomes reality: Space probe swings alongside comet after 10-year chase
chase through outer space over the course of a decade. Europe's Rosetta probe will orbit and study the giant ball of dust and ice as it hurtles toward the sun and, if all goes according to plan, drop a lander onto the comet in the coming months.
Looking for Halley's Comet at Sundance
Blair Witch Project"'s are the Halley's comets of films ... writer Dana Harris. "They come every few years, and people don't realize how many indie films that do nothing come and go in between." One of the films that fell through the commercial cracks ...
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 ...