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The Greatest Comets in History.

Publisher: Springer New York, 2009.
Series: Astronomers' universe series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
Comets have fascinated and awed humankind since ancient times. Of the thousands of comets recorded throughout history, those deemed to have been the most spectacular have been described in the accounts of eyewitnesses and often recorded in official documents. This book introduces you to the greatest of the greats, starting with the comet in 372 B.C. called "Aristotle's Comet" and ending with the spectacular  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
ISBN: 9780387095134 0387095136
OCLC Number: 437812310
Notes: Visionné le 4 août 2009.
Description: 1 ressource en ligne
Contents: The nature of comets --
Halley's comet through the ages --
The greatest comets of ancient times --
The greatest comets from A.D. 1000 to 1800 --
The greatest comets from 1800 to present times --
Kamikaze comets : the Kreutz sungrazers --
Daylight comets.
Series Title: Astronomers' universe series.


Naked-eye comets are far from uncommon. The 'classical' comet - a bright star-like object with a long flowing tail - is a sight that graces our skies about once per decade, on average. Some comets  Read more...


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