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Comet Halley

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  1. Although in every century many long-period comets appear brighter and more spectacular, Halley is the only short-period comet that is clearly visible to the naked eye, and thus, the only naked-eye comet certain to return within a human lifetime

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    created by user picturefactobot on December 24, 2008
  2. makes an appearance

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  3. Orionid meteor striking the sky below the Milky Way and to the right of Venus. Zodiacal light is also seen at the image
    Orionid meteor striking the sky below the Milky Way and to the right of Venus. Zodiacal light is also seen at the image

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  4. Because its orbit comes close to Earth's orbit in two places, Comet Halley is the parent body of two meteor showers: the Eta Aquarids in early May, and the Orionids in late October

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  5. officially designated 1P/Halley and also referred to as Comet Halley after Edmond Halley, is a comet that can be seen every 75–76 years

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