Science: Comets

Two comets were visible to the naked eye last week. The fact was of scientific interest but the show was not spectacular. Discovered by a Japanese amateur named Sigura Kaho, one comet was a tiny blob hanging in the northwestern sky for a few minutes after sundown. The other was the comet found two months ago by Leslie C. Peltier, famed amateur of Delphos, Ohio (TIME, June 7). Laymen who hunted out the Peltier object, hoping to see a big, bright feather similar to Halley's comet in 1910, were disappointed. Unless they had...

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