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Halleys comet, 19th Century artwork

Halleys comet, 19th Century artwork. 1835 woodcut print depicting the 1835 appearance of Halleys comet. Halleys Comet is the only naked-eye comet certain to return within a human lifetime (every 75 years or so). It derives its name from the English astronomer Edmond Halley (1656-1742) who computed its orbit

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1835 Comet Halley Cometary Early History Of Science Observer Observing Planetary Science Solar System Tail Telescope Watching Women Woodcut Halleys Comet Observers


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This 19th-century woodcut print, created by DETLEV VAN RAVENSWAAY, transports us back to the year 1835 when Halley's Comet made its awe-inspiring appearance. The artwork beautifully captures a historical moment in astronomical history as it depicts a male observer gazing up at the night sky through his telescope. His eyes filled with wonder and curiosity, he is joined by a female companion who shares in his fascination for celestial bodies. Halley's Comet, known for its remarkable return every 75 years or so, takes center stage in this illustration. Its ethereal tail stretches across the vast expanse of space, leaving an indelible mark on our collective imagination. Named after the brilliant English astronomer Edmond Halley, who meticulously calculated its orbit centuries ago (1656-1742), this comet has become an emblem of both scientific discovery and human connection to the cosmos. As we delve into this piece of art from the early days of astronomy, we are reminded of how far we have come in our understanding of comets and their place within our solar system. This woodcut serves as a testament to humanity's enduring quest for knowledge about our universe and showcases the pivotal role that observation played in shaping our history of science. With each passing generation witnessing Halley's Comet once more during their lifetime, this print stands as a timeless reminder that some wonders transcend time itself – forever inspiring us to explore and unravel the mysteries that lie beyond Earth's boundaries.

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