Halley’s Comet and the End of the World

Halley’s comet has been orbiting the sun and passing by the earth for probably all of human history. Its regular return was, for millennia, seen and interpreted as an omen. But in its 1910 passage, new technology promised closer study of the object than ever before - and sparked a panic that life on earth was about to end.

Oct 19, 2020 | 13:35 | Josh Geiger,

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