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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.
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," Mr.
This comet against which Pope Calixtus, uncle of Borgia, ordered public prayers, is the same which reappeared in 1835.
There was only one sofa; it was against the wall; there was only one chair where a body could get at it--I had been revolving around it like a planet, and colliding with it like a comet half the night.
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.
Comets move at about the same speed as planets and do not shoot across the night sky as is the popular belief.
Each member of the trio, dubbed main-belt comets by codiscoverers Henry Hsieh and David Jewitt of the University of Hawaii in Honolulu, appears to have formed inside Jupiter's orbit.
The sun's wind may have then pushed the particles to the chilly edges of the solar system, where they became part of newborn comets.
On January 2, Stardust flew within 240 km (150 mi) of the comet Wild 2 (pronounced Vilt-two).
Since Halley had predicted the return of Halley's comet (see 1705), no other cometary orbit had been worked out, and no other comet's return had been predicted.