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Daemon
Posted: Saturday, March 22, 2014 12:00:00 AM
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Hale-Bopp Comet Makes Closest Approach to Earth (1997)

Likely the most widely observed comet of the 20th century, Hale-Bopp—named for American astronomers Alan Hale and Thomas Bopp—was visible to the naked eye for a record 18 months, observable even from large cities with light-polluted skies. The comet's passage excited stargazers but also incited various conspiracy theories. The notion that it was followed by an alien spacecraft inspired a mass suicide among members of the Heaven's Gate cult. When will Hale-Bopp return to the inner solar system? More...
Doce
Posted: Saturday, March 22, 2014 1:12:57 AM

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I saw it. :D
curmudgeonine
Posted: Saturday, March 22, 2014 9:35:10 AM

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It was a thrill to see it. Lots happened in my life that year, so it's easy to remember.
curmudgeonine
Posted: Saturday, March 22, 2014 9:35:12 AM

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It was a thrill to see it. Lots happened in my life that year, so it's easy to remember.
kenturner1
Posted: Saturday, March 22, 2014 3:55:26 PM

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I remember seeing it almost every clear evening to the West.
adele T
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It will return again around year 4385
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