The Mystery of Comets

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Smithsonian Institution Press, 1985 - Science - 276 pages
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For better students, a history of our knowledge of comets with chapters on current theories about their existence.

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The Fear of Comets
Early Theories of Comets
Breaking the Crystalline Spheres

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Fred L. Whipple is Phillips Professor of Astronomy, Emeritus, Harvard University, and Senior Scientist, Emeritus, Smithsonian Institution Astrophysical Observatory.

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