Comets in Islamic Astronomy and Astrology

  title={Comets in Islamic Astronomy and Astrology},
  author={Edward S. Kennedy},
  journal={Journal of Near Eastern Studies},
  pages={44 - 51}
  • E. S. Kennedy
  • Published 1 January 1957
  • Physics
  • Journal of Near Eastern Studies
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