What Comet Is Visible Every 76 Years?

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The comet that becomes visible after every 76 years is Halley's Comet. It usually gets closer to the sun than usual. The comet was last seen in 1986 in the inner solar system.
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The Halley comet is visible every 76 years.
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Haley 's comet appeared in 1986. Haley's comet comes by earth every 76 years.
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The comet takes a long time to go around the Sun. It goes very far out and then comes in closer than the Earth. If it were moving faster or in a smaller orbit, it would pass the Earth
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We can find the semi-major axis of the ellipse using Kepler's Third Law: T^2/R^3 = (1 yr)2 / (1 AU)3. 76^2/(1 AU)3 = R^3. R = (76)2/3) AU = 17.94 AU. OK, if the semi-major axis is
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Halley's comet is the one that is visible every 76 years, and this is at a point when it gets closer to the sun than usual, so that we can see it with the untrained eye.
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