Tonight's Sky
Sun
Sun
Moon
Moon
Mercury
Mercury
Venus
Venus
Mars
Mars
Jupiter
Jupiter
Saturn
Saturn

Tonight's Sky — Change location

OR

Searching...

Tonight's Sky — Select location

Tonight's Sky — Enter coordinates

° '
° '

Comets in the news — old news

Find out what late 19th- and early 20th-century newspaper reporters had to say about comets.
RELATED TOPICS: COMETS
In Gary Kronk’s story “Comets: From superstition to science,” you read about comets past and about the fictions and misinformation that surrounded these formerly mysterious celestial bodies. But having a retrospective perspective is one thing, and hearing historical explanations straight from historical mouths is another. Here are nine stories about comets that ran in newspapers between 1874 and 1910.

“The Sun has power over matter to repel it.” 

Comets and Meteors: Third Lecture of Prof. R. A. Proctor at Associate Hall,” New-York Tribune, January 19, 1874

0

JOIN THE DISCUSSION

Read and share your comments on this article
Comment on this article
Want to leave a comment?
Only registered members of Astronomy.com are allowed to comment on this article. Registration is FREE and only takes a couple minutes.

Login or Register now.
0 comments
ADVERTISEMENT
FREE EMAIL NEWSLETTER

Receive news, sky-event information, observing tips, and more from Astronomy's weekly email newsletter. View our Privacy Policy.

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
Apollo_RightRail
A chronicle of the first steps on the Moon, and what it took to get there.
Find us on Facebook