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Comet over Harford worth a look [Editorial]
Comet over Harford worth a look [Editorial]

From Halley to Hale-Bopp to Shoemaker-Levy 9, their names have a certain pop star quality to them. For a while, they're all the rage, then they're all but forgotten, at least by the general public. Comets come, and comets go and then sometimes they come again. Halley's Comet is possibly the most famous one that comes around on a fairly regular basis, at least from a geological standpoint. That's how it came to be called Halley's Comet. The Astronomical Society of the Pacific gives the following account on the organization's website: "The British astronomer Edmond Halley (1656-1742) was using Isaac Newton's ideas of gravitation to analyze the motion...