Comet Halley and the Milky Way
Date: 14 Oct 1986
Comet Halley was photographed superposed in front of the disk of our Milky Way Galaxy in 1986 by the Kuiper Airborne Observatory. Comet Halley is the bright white streak near this photograph's center. Comet Halley is the most famous comet in history, and returns to the inner solar system every 76 years.
Last Update: 9 Jun 2011 (AMB)
Credit: Kuiper Airborne Observatory