Every seventy-five years or so, Halley’s Comet bursts across the sky. Astronomers and observers in the past have used metaphors to understand the comet, comparing it to a hairy star, a flaming sword, and a planet with a tail. Scientific and historical footnotes pair with illustrations from across time to detail all the ways the comet has been approached; they also wonder about how it might be regarded in the future. Journey Around the Sun is a smart, meditative introduction to the astronomical phenomenon.
Michelle Anne Schingler
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