Records of Halley's comet on Babylonian tablets

  title={Records of Halley's comet on Babylonian tablets},
  author={Francis Richard Stephenson and Kevin Kam Ching Yau and Hermann Hunger},
The late Babylonian texts in the British Museum are shown to contain probable observations of Halley's comet at both its 164 BC and 87 BC apparitions. These texts have important bearing on the orbital motion of the comet in the ancient past. 
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