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Here are some cool Halley’s Comet pictures. You can make any of these images into your computer desktop wallpaper. Just click on an image to enlarge it, and then choose “Set as Desktop Background”.
This image of Halley’s Comet was captured on May 13, 1910 from the Lowell Observatory in Arizona. Comet Halley was discovered by the English astronomer Edmond Halley in 1705. Halley’s Comet’s last appearance in the inner Solar System was in 1986.
Here’s a nice photo of Comet Halley captured in the night sky on November 14, 1985 using the Schmidt Telescope at Mount Palomar Observatory. This image was taken when the comet was 105 million kilometers from the planet earth.
Here’s an amazing image of the Halley’s Comet particularly its tail was taken from Caltech’s Palomar Observatory on December 13, 1985. Halley’s Comet is a type of a short-period comet which can be seen every 75 to 76 years.
This is an amazing picture of the nucleus of the Halley’s Comet. The nucleus of a comet can be compared to a dirty iceberg. This image was taken by the European spacecraft Giotto as the comet approached the sun. Credit: Halley Multicolor Camera Team, Giotto Project, ESA
Here’s a stunning photo of the Halley’s Comet photographed on January 13,1986 by James W. Young of the Table Mountain Observatory. The Halley’s Comet was discovered by the English astronomer Edmond Halley in 1705. Image Credit: James W. Young of the Table Mountain Observatory
We’ve also recorded an episode of Astronomy Cast just about Comets. Listen here, Episode 19: Comets, Our Icy Friends from the Outer Solar System.