When they meet an acquaintance in the morning, the first question is about the sun's health, how he looked at his setting and rising, and what hopes they have to avoid the stroke of the approaching comet
. This conversation they are apt to run into with the same temper that boys discover in delighting to hear terrible stories of spirits and hobgoblins, which they greedily listen to, and dare not go to bed for fear.
Alec was escort and Kitty Comet
was borne in state in a basket, with a bottle of milk, some tiny sandwiches, and a doll's dish to drink out of, as well as a bit of carpet to lie on in her palace car, out of which she kept popping her head in the most fascinating manner.
"Not a thing that she hadn't read in the Comet
* This comet
against which Pope Calixtus, uncle of Borgia, ordered public prayers, is the same which reappeared in 1835.
Then there was a wild yelp of agony and the poodle went sailing up the aisle; the yelps continued, and so did the dog; he crossed the house in front of the altar; he flew down the other aisle; he crossed before the doors; he clamored up the home-stretch; his anguish grew with his progress, till presently he was but a woolly comet
moving in its orbit with the gleam and the speed of light.
NASA has revealed how a huge comet
will be visible in the night sky this week as it reaches its brightest point.
Under the influence of gravity, it accelerates towards the Sun as a comet
. These comets
, travelling in nearly parabolic orbits, are known as long-period comets
and by definition have orbital periods greater than 200 years, though the actual periods are generally a few thousand years or more.
A preceding C is used for non-periodic comets
, or comets
with periods longer than 200 years.
Previous missions had whizzed by comets
and taken snapshots.
A panoply of textures and structures indicates that comet
67P is not a loose collection of ice and dust, the prevailing image of comets
C/ISON will become a "Comet
of the Century" and outshine all other bright comets
in the past still remains to be seen.( ANI )