Records of Halley's comet on Babylonian tablets

@article{Stephenson1985RecordsOH,
  title={Records of Halley's comet on Babylonian tablets},
  author={F. Stephenson and K. Yau and H. Hunger},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1985},
  volume={314},
  pages={587-592}
}
  • F. Stephenson, K. Yau, H. Hunger
  • Published 1985
  • Art
  • Nature
  • 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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