Halley was a British
Astronomer, who will always be remembered for his inventive ventures in
study of comets. He was the first to find out that comets are also
bodies, which appear and disappear suddenly in the sky. It was Edmund
who solved the riddle about comets. He found out where they go and how
appear again in the sky.
Halley was born in
the very beginning, he was fascinated by heavenly bodies. He used to
them with excitement. As he grew up, his inquisitive mind became more
know about heavenly bodies. He wanted to know more about astronomy.
was well advanced by the 17th century Astronomers were busy
spotting various planets, satellites, stars, etc. But astronomers were
by the secrets of comets.
Halley was professor of astronomy at Oxford University and prepared to
the secret how comets appear. He studied extensively about twenty-four
The comet he first spotted and studied came to be known as 'Halley's
after his name.