Astronomy, Astronaut & Alien Humor 

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Comet Humor

Limerick about Edmund Halley

From the public, his discovery brought cheers.
From his wife, it drew nothing but torrents of tears.
“For you see,” said Ms. Halley,
“He used to come daily;
Now he comes once every 70 years!”

What do you call a story about a comet?
A tale.

How to you flirt with a comet?
Tell the comet it has a nice tail
  • Halley's Comet cartoon. Let me know if you know who the name of the cartoonist.
  • Colorful comet balls - photo by Flickr ID:, a company that sells toys.
  • Fujimoto's Comet - origami photo by Flickr ID: Melisande*
  • Cartoon by Kazys Kęstutis Šiaulytis from Lithuania on ToonPool website.
  • A Ford Halley's comet - photo by Flickr ID:  Hero Dreams
  • Autostop cartoon by Kemal Özyurt  from Istanbul.

A learned woman is thought to be a comet, that bodes mischief whenever it appears.

~ Unknown

They may talk of a comet, or a burning mountain, or some such bagatelle; but to me a modest woman, dressed out in all her finery, is the most tremendous object of the whole creation.

~ Oliver Goldsmith

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Comet Time Capsule

In 1986 The Pacific Science Center, in Seattle, created a Time Capsule that won't be opened until the next appearance of Halley's comet in 2061.  Below is a photo by Ryan Somma (Flickr ID: same).  His website is Creative Commons License


Strange But True

  • There is a nail polish color (by Orly) called 'Halley's Comet.'
  • Click here for a photo by Cinthia Emerich.
  • Click here to view Halley's comet approach commemorated on a beer can.
Inspired by a Color
Creative Commons License
Photo by Lelê Breveglier (Flickr ID:  same)
On left is a real product:  Orly's Halley's Comet polish.

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