The history of Halley's Comet

@article{Hughes1987TheHO,
  title={The history of Halley's Comet},
  author={D. Hughes},
  journal={Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series A, Mathematical and Physical Sciences},
  year={1987},
  volume={323},
  pages={349 - 367}
}
  • D. Hughes
  • Published 1987
  • History
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series A, Mathematical and Physical Sciences
The history of Halley’s Comet can be approached in three ways. First we can start with the origin of the comet and follow it through its sojourn in the Oort cloud, its transition from a long period orbit into a relatively short-period orbit until we finally arrive at its present position as a typical middle-aged comet with a large associated meteoroid stream. Secondly we can retreat from four and a half thousand million years of history to a mere two thousand years and we can start our history… Expand
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