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Edmund Halley

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Edmund Halley Edmund Halley (1656-1742) was a English scientist.

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In 1682 he observed the comet named after him, predicting that it would return in 1759.

Halley's other astronomical achievements include the discovery that stars have their own, or "proper" motion. He was a pioneer geophysicist and meteorologist, and worked in many other fields, including mathematics. He became the second Astronomer Royal 1720. He was a friend of Isaac Newton, whose Principia he financed.

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Edmund Halley was an English astronomer, geophysicist and meteorologist.

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Date Added: 12 April '12


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