M
I
L
K
Y
W
E
B
.
D
E
Small Comets
Small Comets - A New Class of Interplanetary Bodies Confirmed
Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 (NSSDC)
Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage against the dying of the light. - Dylan Thomas From July 16 through July 22, 1994, fragments of Comet P/Shoemaker-Levy 9 collided with Jupiter, with dramatic effect.
Information on Comet Hale-Bopp for the Non-Astronomer
Last Updated: 27 March 1998 A quote from David Levy (comet discover, comet observer, writer and my very good friend): "Comets are like cats. They have tails, and they do precisely what they want."
COMET Home Page
Sponsored by the National Weather Service (NWS), the Air Force Weather Agency (AFWA) and the Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command (NAVMETOCCOM). Funded through a cooperative
Comet Hyakutake Home Page
Information from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Comet Observation Home Page
Updated: September 2, 1999 These are simply bogus, false statements by people who must have some agenda other than the truth. Given below is the truth...
Comet Shoemaker-Levy Collision with Jupiter
The first collision of two solar system bodies ever to be observed.
Comet Hale-Bopp Home Page
The great comet of 1997. From NASA.
Comet Watch Program
Stare into space and learn something about these bright, dazzling, and rare occurrences. Includes images from prior sessions and related links.
Comet Hale-Bopp Home Page (JPL)
Comet Hale-Bopp Home Page. The Great Comet of 1997. Observer: European Southern Observatory Location: European Southern Observatory, La Silla, Chile...
Comets Currently Visible
Last Updated: 5 October 1999 This page provides a quick summary of comets that can be observed visually. Positions for the comets discussed below are given on the Ephemerides Page.
Houston Comets - WNBA.com
Features Comets news, player profiles, and video and audio clips. Also has ticket and arena information.
Asteroid Comet Impact Hazards
Torino Meeting on NEO Hazard Monitoring, June 1-4, 1999 Website for latest news from JPL For classifying potential impact threats Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous mission to asteroid Eros
Stardust Home Page - NASA
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory presents this review of the 1999 mission that sent a spacecraft to collect cometary material.
Comet Hale-Bopp Home Page (JPL)
Comet Hale-Bopp Home Page. The Great Comet of 1997. Observer: European Southern Observatory Location: European Southern Observatory, La Silla, Chile...
The COMET Group @ Columbia University in the City of New York
Welcome to our home page at Columbia University in the City of New York! Activities Research Publications Software Xbind Members Courses Location Sponsors Launch Pads Have a question for the COMET Group? Email us at comet@comet.columbia.edu! text...
The Drennon/CVC Comet Page
Come here for the latest information on Comet Hale-Bopp, including viewing maps, magnitudes, animations, etc. This page keeps track of and explanains Comets, specializing in Comet Hale-Bopp and comparing with Hyakutake.
Comet Definitions
The following are generally accepted definitions for terms related to cometary astronomy. absolute magnitude (Ho) The brightness of a comet when it is at 1 AU from both the Earth and Sun.
Comet Hale-Bopp
An introduction to Comet Hale-Bopp, comets in general, and astronomy.
The COMET Group @ Columbia University in the City of New York
Welcome to our home page at Columbia University in the City of New York! Activities Research Publications Software Xbind Members Courses Location Sponsors Launch Pads Have a question for the COMET Group? Email us at comet@comet.columbia.edu! text only page
Images of Comets
From the Brazil National Observatory
Houston Comets - Houston Chronicle
Covers the performance of the Comets with news stories, game summaries, standings and photographs.
Where Is Comet Wild-2 Right Now?
The images below are all SIMULATED views of Comet Wild-2 using the comet's latest orbital elements. All of the images are computer generated and are automatically updated every 10 minutes.
Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 Collision with Jupiter
Images taken by amateur and professional astronomers before, during, and after the events, and information on this historic event.
Other Sources of Information
Since the beginning of 1995, there has been explosive growth of the number of home pages dealing with comets. Comet Hale-Bopp has only increased this growth.
Comet Images
Comet Images. Due to the ever increasing number of images, the image page has been reorganized. Each comet now has its own sub-page. If you plan to...
Comet Hyakutake Home Page (JPL)
Observer: NEAR Spacecraft Location: Deep Space Date: March 24, 1996 Comet Discovered: January 30, 1996 Earth Closest Approach: March 25, 1996 07:00 UT (0.10 AU) Sun Closest Approach: May 1, 1996 09:31 UT (0.23 AU) 1 AU = 93 Million Miles = 150 Million Kilometers
Year of the Comet
Send e-mail to: How to navigate our site: for new visitors: Take a tour by clicking on the menu bar below and feel free to explore! Also, take advantage of our new feature and Sign our Guestbook.
Comet Hysteria
C/1995 O1 (Hale-Bopp)Comet Hysteria. Comet Hale-Bopp, the California Ritual Suicide, and Comet Hysteria through the Centuries. By Gary W. Kronk...
PSR Discoveries: Hot Idea: Comet Hale-Bopp
Discovery and upcoming apparition of comet Hale-Bopp and how to best observe it: in Planetary Science Research Discoveries educational on-line space science magazine.
Submillimeter Comet Homepage
Find an introduction to the study of comets at submillimeter wavelengths. With news on the latest cometary sensations, Hale-Bopp and Hyakutake.
Comets and Meteor Showers
Find positions, images, summaries, and analyses of meteors and currently visible comets for the budding astronomer.
Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS)
SEDS is an independent, student-based organization which promotes the exploration and development of space. SEDS pursues this mission by educating people about the benefits of space, by supporting a network of interested students, by providing an op
The Puckett Observatory
specializes in photographing comets and deep sky objects, and searching for supernovae. Also home of a comet watch and comet astrometry program.
Comets and Meteor Showers
Author of a four-volume series on comets presents a useful guide to understanding and viewing comets and meteors. Includes an event calendar.
Comet Introduction
Privacy Statement Comet Introduction Table of Contents Comet Introduction Comet Animation Views of Comets Comets Halley's Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 Shoemaker-Levy 9 Background Shoemaker-Levy 9 Impact Hubble PR - Collision Results Hale-Bopp
Comet
"Who Is the Real Santa Claus?" A breezy retelling of the story of St. Nicholas.
Comet Information and International Comet Quarterly
Comet Missions
Below is a compilation of all of the deep space missions that have made contributions to the study of comets. Note that some of the missions listed do not have comets has their primary target (such as Galileo and Ulysses). Past Comet Missions ISEE..
SEDS Comets
Explains comets and their significant contributions to the history of space exploration. Includes photos and links to related data.
Sky and Telescope's Comet Page
Sky & Telescope's Comet Page Above: Comet Hale-Bopp's blue ion tail extends more than 12 across the Cygnus Milky Way in this wide-field shot by Tony and Daphne Hallas from Mount Pinos, California, on March 8, 1997.
APOD Glossary
Astronomy Picture of the Day Glossary Cepheid: A pulsating variable star. This type of star undergoes a rhythmic pulsation as indicated by its regular pattern of changing brightness as a function of time.
C/1996 B2 (Hyakutake)
Last Updated: 18 August 1996 The orbit of C/1996 B2 (Hyakutake) Courtesy: Dale Ireland At perihelion on May 1, 1996 (above; 46 Kbytes)........On May 20, 1996 (below; 7 Kbytes)