Comet Kohoutek


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Comet Kohoutek

[¦käm·ət kə′hō‚tek]
(astronomy)
Kohoutek's Comet.
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Still, astronomers monitoring Hale-Bopp say it has a much better chance of becoming a spectacular sight than did Comet Kohoutek, which fell miserably short of predictions of a dramatic show in 1973.
lIt is a memorable day for Josh Gifford, who sends out his first winner on the Flat when Imperial Family (Paul Cook) beats Comet Kohoutek at Folkestone.
The highly publicized Comet Kohoutek, unusually bright when discovered, proved a dud when it neared the sun in 1973.
But the fireworks recorded by myriad telescopes -- some even before the crash sites rotated into view -- exceeded the expectations of astronomers, who had worried that the highly publicized, 6-day event might prove a fizzle -- another Comet Kohoutek.