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Comet—A Sea of Dust and Ice

  • Alexus McLeodEmail author
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Part of the Historical & Cultural Astronomy book series (HCA)

Abstract

In this chapter I explain the contemporary understanding of comets and describe a few important historical comet appearances.  Finally, I consider the philosophy of unification of humanity and nature in early China, which grounds the dominant early Chinese view of astronomical events.

Keywords

Solar Wind Solar System Kuiper Belt Oort Cloud Celestial Object 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of ConnecticutStorrsUSA

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