Hale-Bopp


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Hale-Bopp

(hayl bop) (1995 01) Large bright comet discovered by Alan Hale and Thomas Bopp in July 1995. Reaching perihelion in 1997, its maximum brightness was about magnitude –1, with a core 40 km across.
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THOMAS JOEL BOPP, codiscoverer of Comet Hale-Bopp, died January 5, 2018, in Phoenix, Arizona, from liver cancer.
1995 THE Hale-Bopp comet was discovered by two astronomers, Alan Hale and Tom Bopp two years before it would become a feature of the night sky.
When my daughter the physics star was born, Hale-Bopp glowed in the sky.
The object, described as a big sun or hazy ball with a tail, appeared in the early morning sky and seemed to some to be a UFO but was almost certainly the Hale-Bopp Comet.
When it comes closer to the sun, Timothy Spahr of the Minor Planet Center at Harvard University expects it to put on as good a show as Hale-Bopp did in 1997.
Comet Hale Bopp puts out 21 Comet Hale-Bopp puts out 21 million tons of gas and dust - 50 times more than most comets.
In 1997 rumors arose that an alien spacecraft was following the comet Hale-Bopp.
Summary: Many of the best-known comets, including Halley's and Hale-Bopp, may have been born in other solar systems, scientists believe.
ANSWERS: 1 Joseph Lister; 2 Tarzan; 3 The Wirral; 4 The Hale-Bopp comet; 5 To Have And Have Not; 6 Michael Schumacher; 7 Rameses II; 8 Rule Britannia; 9 Germany, Italy, Japan; 10 Milan.
She laments the "help" of amateurs who told the public that the Hale-Bopp comet was being followed by an alien craft (actually a distant star), leading to the mass suicide of 49 Heaven's Gate cultists.
It is six times brighter than Hale-Bopp in 1997 and 100 times brighter than Halley's Comet's in 1986.
Similar particles were detected coming off comet Hale-Bopp when it journeyed into the inner solar system in 1997 (SN: 7/29/00, p.