Records of Halley's comet on Babylonian tablets

@article{Stephenson1985RecordsOH,
  title={Records of Halley's comet on Babylonian tablets},
  author={Francis Richard Stephenson and Kevin Kam Ching Yau and Hermann Hunger},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1985},
  volume={314},
  pages={587-592}
}
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