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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According to astronomers, Hale-Bopp is now appearing as a smudge of light in the north-western sky just before dawn.
She decides to abandon her aggressively lonely life in 1997--as the Hale-Bopp comet streaks across the sky--and soon finds herself dealing with long-absent family members, mattress salesmen, and the Austrian police.
You're an all-American cult-leader, a channeler like what's-her-name who speaks for dead Egyptians, or like that guy who waited for Hale-Bopp, the mass suicide eunuch.
If fact Hale-Bopp, the most spectacular comet in recent years, was discovered by amateurs.
Alan Hale, co-discoverer of the Hale-Bopp Comet in 1995 presented two lectures, "Towards the New Millenium" and "The Major Effects of Minor Bodies" to the annual meeting of the Georgia Academy of Science at Georgia Perimeter College, Lawrenceville, in March of 1999.
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.
The Hale-Bopp comet lit up the sky and Dolly the Sheep was the world's first ever cloned mamma.
Worse, there are crop circles, inexplicable lights, reports of alien abductions, and the Director sending disciples off to the space ship pursuing Hale-Bopp.
The first is best -- or worst -- epitomized by those poor folks in California several years ago who, when the Hale-Bopp comet blazed overhead, saw that as a precursor of their millennium.
In California, at the time the Hale-Bopp comet was visible in the night sky in the spring of 1997, 39 people believed strongly enough in friendly extraterrestrial life that they were willing to die for their beliefs.
They believed they would then be "beamed" up to a spaceship hidden inside the Hale-Bopp comet.
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.