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Was Halley's Comet Orbit Known to Ancients?

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 12:41 PM

Was the Repeating Passage of Halley’s Comet Known of in Ancient Times?

www.universetoday.com said:

An interesting and largely unknown tale of ancient astronomy recently came our way while reading author and astrophysicist Mario Livio’s blog. The story involves the passage of the most famous of all comets.

It’s fascinating to consider ancient knowledge of the skies. While our knowledge of ancient astronomy is often sparse, we know that cultures lived and perished by carefully monitoring the passage of the heavens.  A heliacal rising of Sirius might coincide with the impending flooding of the life-giving waters of the Nile, or the tracking of the solstices and equinoxes might mark the start of the seasons.

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