Halley's comet

by Citlali Gutierrez

Fast Facts

Diameter: 16x8x8km (1024km)

Distance from the sun: 5.2 billion kilometers

Revolution: between 74-79 years

Where it is located: this is between the orbits of Mercury and Venus

Who discovered it: Edmond Halley

When it was discovered: In 1705

Interesting facts

  1. Halley is the only comet known short-period comet that is clearly visible
  2. Halley is the parent body of two meteor showers
  3. Inclinations extending from zero to more than 90 degrees

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