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 ...
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 ...
Meteor Shower Created by Halley’s Comet Peaks This Week
The Orionid meteor shower will reach its zenith overnight from Saturday to Sunday (Oct. 20-21) as Earth plows through debris shed by Halley’s Comet on its path around the sun. The most impressive display should come a ... How Well Do You Know 'Shooting
Comet target starts giving up its secrets to Rosetta probe
It was peak viewing time for Halley. As the writer of the SMH’s Comet Watch column, this was a relief. The readers had not been all that happy, and the forecast that ‘this was it’ for the best view, had fortunately come ... had to do was remember ...
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.