Comet Hale-Bopp

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Comet Hale-Bopp

[¦käm·ət ¦hāl ′bäp]
(astronomy)
A very large comet which was discovered on July 23, 1995, and reached perihelion on April 1, 1997, when its brightness was magnitude -1.
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On our previous visit - a three-month stay to record (the album) Radiator in '97 - the Hale Bopp comet hovered above the studio for the entire period.
Susie was brought up on a farm in deepest Teesdale, where ice cream vans were as rare as a Scottish Tory - to be gawped and pointed at like Cornish people first spotting the Hale Bopp comet back in 1997.
1997: The bodies of 39 members of the Heaven's Gate cult were found after a mass suicide - they believed they would join aliens following the Hale Bopp comet.
The spectacular Hale Bopp of 1997 was without doubt the comet of the last century and was an easy naked eye object visible for many months, even before the skies had darkened completely.
Comet Hale Bopp puts out 21 Comet Hale-Bopp puts out 21 million tons of gas and dust - 50 times more than most comets.
Comet Holmes is brighter than the last major comet, Hale Bopp in 1997.
Grandam Moaning Trend was a litter-sister to Enniscorthy's Phil Turner Memorial finalist Hale Bopp Lass.
More people saw Halley's Comet, Comet Shoemaker Levy-9 and Comet Hale Bopp at the observatory than at any other gathering point, officials said.
And in one infamous case, the Heaven's Gate cult in San Diego, USA, used the arrival of the Hale Bopp comet for an online announcement to its members that it was time to kill themselves.
Of course, we've heard this kind of stuff before - while the Hale Bopp comet was making its way past earth, members of another US based cult, the Heaven's Gate community, all committed suicide.
As they emerged blinking into the starry, starry night, they fell to "oohing" and "aahing" at the wonderous sight of the Hale Bopp comet streaking through the sky.