Comets have been known of since antiquity, unlike many of the planets and other small bodies in space. In fact, Chinese records dating as far back as 240 B.C. mention Halley’s Comet in particular. The famous Bayeux Tapestry, which portrays the Norman Conquest in 1066, also shows the image of Halley’s Comet.

The best title for this passage is

Ancient Knowledge of Comets.


The paragraph discusses historical references to comets since antiquity.

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