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Memorable Comets

<Comet Donati>

One hundred and thirty years ago, in the year 1858, a monstrous comet appeared over Paris. People all over the world were stunned by the comet which kept a perfect balance between a huge curved dust tail and a string-like straight gas tails. The first photograph of this comet was taken by Bond. It seems to be far larger than Comet Hale-Bopp in 1997.

[Comet Donati over the City Hall of Paris]
Comet Donati over the City Hall of Paris

Copyright (C) 1999 Tsutomu Seki.