Halley’s Comet is Back And Not Again Until 2061
This is something amazing that I recall as a kid. It was mesmerizing to look up and see this spectacular vision.
Not seen since 1986 Halley’s Comet will make an appearance during the next few weeks, if you miss it you’ll have to wait again until 2061.
Halley last appeared in the inner parts of the Solar System in 1986. During that appearance the comet became the first comet to be observed in detail by spacecraft. That provided the first observational data on the structure of a comet nucleus. High-powered telescopes also observed the comet as it swung by Earth.
During the comet's pass in 1910, it flew by about 13.9 million miles from Earth, which is about one-fifteenth the distance between Earth and the sun. During that moment, Halley's Comet was captured on camera for the first time.
According to biographer Albert Bigelow Paine, the writer Mark Twain said in 1909:"I came in with Halley's Comet in 1835. It is coming again next year, and I expect to go out with it."
Twain died on April 21, 1910, one day after perihelion, when the comet emerged from the far side of the sun.
Read more here about this incredible display.