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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Barker first experienced that thrill as a child in England when she climbed onto a shed in the backyard to watch the Hale-Bopp comet.
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Alan Hale and Thomas Bopp in New Mexico and Arizona discover the Hale-Bopp comet.
To infinity and beyond (ish) this week to celebrate a great traveller - Comet Hale-Bopp. It was discovered between Jupiter and Saturn 23 years ago tomorrow by US amateur observers Alan Hale and Thomas Bopp (hundreds of miles apart and on the same day).
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 C/1995 O1 (Hale-Bopp)--filming my last bright comet
In 1997 rumors arose that an alien spacecraft was following the comet Hale-Bopp.  Though the claim was refuted by astronomers, a San Diego UFO cult named Heaven's Gate was convinced that the world would end soon and 39 of the cult members committed suicide in the same year.
Summary: Many of the best-known comets, including Halley's and Hale-Bopp, may have been born in other solar systems, scientists believe.