Cosmic Debris pp 217-237 | Cite as

Observing Comets and Asteroids

Part of the Astronomers' Universe book series (ASTRONOM)


History has taught us that comets have always attracted attention, often feared but never ignored. On many occasions, a visitation from the depths of space has provoked an unprecedented level of interest, drawing in at times a global audience, with those who rarely cast an eye skywards also caught up in the moment. For the discoverer of a new comet there is instant recognition, with the person’s name being attached and an automatic place in a hall of fame that money just can’t buy.


Solar Wind Comparison Star Minor Planet Star Field International Astronomical Union 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Ebbw Vale, GwentUK

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