Halley's Comet comes a calling

Halley's Comet comes a calling

Postby out in space on Sat May 04, 2013 1:48 pm

Early Sunday, just before dawn, we'll have an opportunity to see some of the remnants of the most famous of comets briefly light up the early morning sky.

The famed Halley's Comet made its last pass through the inner solar system in 1986 and is not due back until the summer of 2061. But each time Halley sweeps around the sun, it leaves behind a dusty trail — call it "cosmic litter" — that is responsible for two meteor showers on Earth each year. The first of those "shooting stars" displays, the &gtEta Aquarid meteor shower, will peak on Sunday.

http://www.foxnews.com/science/2013/05/ ... p=HPBucket

Wakey Wakey people, listen to the rooster noise. He's telling you it's time to get up for the comet because the next visit is a long
long way off.
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