HALLEY’S COMET 12/10/2014 Sonia A. THE MOST AMAZING WONDER IN THE WORLD FUN FACTS Mark Twain a writer once said “I came in with the Halley’s Comet in 1835. It is coming again next year, and I expect to go out with it.” He later died on April 21, 1919 one day after the comet emerged from the far side of the sun. Have you seen the most amazing wonder in the world? If you haven’t than it’s because it can only be seen every 75 years. This would make it possible for someone to see the Halley’s Comet two times in a life time. The Halley’s Comet is the most amazing wonder in the world. Facts and Descriptions The Halley’s Comet is basically a dusty snowball. The comet It is registered that on April orbits the sun, and its diameter is 16 by 8 by 8, or 10 by 5 by 5 miles. The 10. Halley’s Comet came too longest comet tail registered is 150 degrees in 1910. Edmond Halley was close to Earth at just 0,0342 the first person to discover that the Halley’s Comet was periodic, and he AU (3.2 million miles), and the comet tail reached 60 degrees. discovered this in 1705. Edmond also concluded that the comet that hit in 1531, 1607, and1682 was the same comet. Edmond Halley never got to see the comet return, but what he discovered led to the comet being named after him. The Halley’s Comet has appeared 31 times and the first time was in 239 B.C. Conclusion The Halley’s Comet is the most amazing wonder but most of us might not be able to see it, but we will always know what has happened and how beautiful it is (but just while it is not to close to the Earth. You know what I mean? Hint hint.) because of all the people who wrote about this phenomenon. Thank you to everybody body who wrote about this amazing wonder because you have opened our eyes and our minds to the most amazing thing in the world. The Halley’s Comet. This is picture of the Halley’s Comet was taken in 1988. “I came in with Halley’s Comet in 1835. It is coming again next year (1910), and I expect to go out with it. It will be the greatest disappointment of my life if I don’t go out with Halley’s Comet. The Almighty has said, no doubt: ‘Now here are these two unaccountable freaks; they came together, they must go out together.’ ” – Mark Twain, a Biography Citations Schmidt, Barbara. "Mark Twain Quotations - Halley's Comet." Mark Twain Quotations - Halley's Comet. 9 Apr. 1997. Web. 18 Dec. 2014. <http://www.twainquotes.com/Halley's_Comet.html>. Howell, Elizabeth. "Halleyu0027s Comet: Facts About the Most Famous Comet | Space.com." Space. 20 Feb. 2013. Web. 17 Dec. 2014. <http://www.space.com/19878-halleys-comet.html>. "1P/Halley." 1P/Halley. Space Weather. Web. 17 Dec. 2014. <http://www.cometography.com/pcomets/001p.html>. "Ask an Astronomer." Cool Cosmos. Ipac, 27 Aug. 2013. Web. 17 Dec. 2014. <http://coolcosmos.ipac.caltech.edu/ask/178-What-is-a-comet->. "Todo Sobre Astronomía." Historia Del Cometa Halley. Web. 17 Dec. 2014. <http://www.espacioprofundo.com.ar/astronomia/sistema-solar/40-historia-del-cometa-halley.html>. "Comet Halley." Comet Halley. 1 Jan. 1995. Web. 17 Dec. 2014. <http://www.solarviews.com/eng/halley.htm>.