The eight photographs of comet Hale-Bopp
are from a series of photographic and visual observations made over several months (Figure 6).
As Comet Hale-Bopp
roared across the skies, times were changing and the writers of Twin Town were determined to wipe away any hoary old stereotypes of Wales.
The extremely bright comet Hale-Bopp
, discovered in 1995, last buzzed Earth in March 1997, when out of frenzy, thirty-nine people, part of a religious group called Heaven's Gate, committed suicide, believing that a UFO riding the comet's wake would rescue them from a doomed Earth.
Afterwards it was reported the group had taken their own lives so they could be transported to a UFO hidden behind Comet Hale-Bopp
Similar particles were detected coming off comet Hale-Bopp
when it journeyed into the inner solar system in 1997 (SN: 7/29/00, p.
This hypothesis came about when the astronomers discovered the dust around the star consists of small silicate crystals like those found in comet Hale-Bopp
1997: The comet Hale-Bopp
reached its closest point to earth.
Alan Hale is founder and director of the nonprofit Southwest Institute for Space Research in Cloudcroft, New Mexico, and was codiscoverer of Comet Hale-Bopp
The discovery of Comet Hale-Bopp
C/1995 01 on July 23, 1995 was a watershed event in the Institute's history.
Hail Bop'' is the product of a misunderstanding, or so Adams claims, in which he mistakenly believed the comet Hale-Bopp
was named as a salute to jazz.
In recent years, we've seen the spectacular Comet Hale-Bopp
and once about every 76 years Halley's Comet visits the Earth.
In the thin air of the upper atmosphere, scientific instruments inside the payload had a clear view of Comet Hale-Bopp
blazing in the heat of the Sun.