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'''Halley's Comet''' is the the [[Sol system]]'s best known [[comet]], with a regular [[orbit]] of approximately 76 years. Halley's Comet is often visible from [[Earth]]'s surface when nearing perihelion, its point of least distance from [[Sol]].
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'''Halley's Comet''' was a [[comet]] of the [[Sol system|Sol]] [[star system|system]].
   
Two of Halley{{'}}s appearances marked the years of the birth ([[19th century|1835]]) and death ([[1910]]) of the famous [[American]] writer [[Samuel Clemens]]. A [[time travel]] incident brought him from [[San Francisco]] of [[1893]] to a short visit on the decks of the {{USS|Enterprise|NCC-1701-D|-D}} in [[2369]]. Clemens was curious if the space ship had ever reached Halley's Comet. ({{TNG|Time's Arrow}})
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A [[time travel]] incident brought [[Samuel Clemens]] from [[San Francisco]] in [[August]] [[1893]] to a short visit on the decks of the {{USS|Enterprise|NCC-1701-D|-D}} in [[2369]]. Clemens was curious as to whether the starship had ever reached Halley's Comet. ({{TNG|Time's Arrow, Part II}})
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In the late [[20th century]], Halley's Comet appeared in the design of the [[assignment patch|mission insignia]] for the [[space shuttle orbiter]] mission [[Space shuttle missions#STS-51L|STS-51L]]. ({{ENT|First Flight}}, ''set artwork'')
   
 
In [[1996]], the [[Griffith Observatory]] featured an exhibit about Halley's Comet. In order to get from [[Rain Robinson]]'s lab to the lobby, one had to "go right down the hall, take a left at [[Mars]], right at Halley's Comet and then just keep going straight ahead past the [[soda]] machine". ({{VOY|Future's End}})
 
In [[1996]], the [[Griffith Observatory]] featured an exhibit about Halley's Comet. In order to get from [[Rain Robinson]]'s lab to the lobby, one had to "go right down the hall, take a left at [[Mars]], right at Halley's Comet and then just keep going straight ahead past the [[soda]] machine". ({{VOY|Future's End}})
   
== Background ==
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== Background information ==
After 1910, Halley's Comet's perihelia occurred, or will occur, on:
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This comet has a regular orbit of approximately 76 years. Halley's Comet was often visible from Earth's surface when nearing perihelion, its point of least distance from Sol. Two of Halley's appearances marked the years of the birth (1835) and death (1910) of the famous American writer Samuel Clemens. After 1910, Halley's Comet's perihelia occurred, or will occur, on:
* [[February|February 9]], [[1986]]
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* February 9, 1986
* [[July|July 28]], [[2061]]
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* July 28, 2061
* [[May|May 7]], [[2134]]
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* May 7, 2134
   
Given the [[gravity|gravitational]] effect of the Sol system planets on the comet, it is nearly impossible to predict accurately the dates of Halley's perihelia past 2134.
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Given the gravitational effect of the Sol system planets on the comet, it is nearly impossible to predict accurately the dates of Halley's perihelia past 2134.
   
 
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Halley's Comet was a comet of the Sol system.

A time travel incident brought Samuel Clemens from San Francisco in August 1893 to a short visit on the decks of the USS Enterprise-D in 2369. Clemens was curious as to whether the starship had ever reached Halley's Comet. (TNG: "Time's Arrow, Part II")

In the late 20th century, Halley's Comet appeared in the design of the mission insignia for the space shuttle orbiter mission STS-51L. (ENT: "First Flight", set artwork)

In 1996, the Griffith Observatory featured an exhibit about Halley's Comet. In order to get from Rain Robinson's lab to the lobby, one had to "go right down the hall, take a left at Mars, right at Halley's Comet and then just keep going straight ahead past the soda machine". (VOY: "Future's End")

Background information Edit

This comet has a regular orbit of approximately 76 years. Halley's Comet was often visible from Earth's surface when nearing perihelion, its point of least distance from Sol. Two of Halley's appearances marked the years of the birth (1835) and death (1910) of the famous American writer Samuel Clemens. After 1910, Halley's Comet's perihelia occurred, or will occur, on:

  • February 9, 1986
  • July 28, 2061
  • May 7, 2134

Given the gravitational effect of the Sol system planets on the comet, it is nearly impossible to predict accurately the dates of Halley's perihelia past 2134.

External link Edit

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