Edmond Halley and his Comet

Edmond Halley and his Comet

This science project looks at the life of Edmond Halley and his work predicting the return of the comet that now bears his name. We investigate Comet Halley’s nucleus and its seventy-six year elliptical orbit. We consider how the orbit of the comet leaves debris in its wake and why meteor showers occur twice a year as a result. We briefly look at some of Edmond Halley’s other notable achievements.

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Comet Bart Simpson

Comet Bart Simpson

Bart Simpson and his amazing discovery of a comet unknown to astronomy. How Springfield is threatened with destruction by ‘Comet Bart Simpson’. Professor Frink explains the features of comets to less intelligent people; we learn about their nuclei, comas, gas and ion tails.The nucleus of a comet as it approaches the sun. Consequences of having a weak force of gravitational attraction.

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