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Comet Halley

The most famoust comet was visible for the last time in 1986 and was visited then by Esa's probe Giotto.
Its most prominent appearence if had in 1066. It can be seen on the Bayeux Tapestry about the Battle of Hastings.

Diameter: 12 km
Orbit period: 76 years
  Bayeux Tapestry
Comet Halley on the Bayeux Tapestry.

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