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When will we see {the earth} Haleys Comet again?


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Halley's Comet appeared 7 or 8 years ago and has a period of 67 years, so it won't reappear for another 60 years.

Sorry...

OOPS, I misremembered the period: it varies from 74 to 78 years, so the average is about 76 years. The reason for the variation is unpredictable interactions with the gas giants, mostly Jupiter.

John Hawley



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