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The Origin of Comets

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Every 76 years, viewers from our little planet of Earth are treated to a spectacular show of Halley’s comet streaking across the sky. 180 more words

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Unaccountable Freak: A Story of Halley's Comet

I’ve been interested in Halley’s comet for a long time. Something about the fact that it always come back, and the times when it will are so utterly predictable while being huge in terms of human conceptions of time, has had a grip on me for years. 290 more words

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Mining in Space

Whenever one thinks about mining in space, the image that is likely to come to mind is of drilling an asteroid made of solid gold. 145 more words

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Alone in the streets,

where all the shadows meet,

and the dark swallows you.

 

The sun just died,

so you might cry, misty-eyed;

for soon, there will be no shadows too. 60 more words

Poems

That’s a Fear? Phobias (08/04)

1. Panthophobia- Fear of suffering and disease.

2. Nudophobia- Fear of nudity.

3. Monopathophobia- Fear of definite disease.

4. Arrhenphobia- Fear of men.

5. Phthisiophobia- Fear of . 24 more words

Tuesdays

The Great Comet of 2007

Most people are probably familiar with Halley’s Comet. It comes around every 76 years or so and while it is the most famous short-period comet that can be seen from Earth, it is by no means the only comet that visits our planet. 156 more words

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