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Old September 15th, 2010, 02:14 PM   #1

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Greeks saw Halley's Comet in 466 BC

The Greeks may have observed Halley's Comet, in 466 BC, 3 orbits before the Chinese recorded the comet, in 240 BC:
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Old September 16th, 2010, 04:11 AM   #2

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Re: Greeks saw Halley's Comet in 466 BC

It's always fascinated me how much ancient people knew about the night sky. I know nothing about it. I probably couldn't even point out Orion's Belt.

I suppose one must remember it was a different world, primarily without street lighting.
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Re: Greeks saw Halley's Comet in 466 BC

Interesting article by the BBC. Yes, there is such possibility...
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