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  1. Halley, Edmond Halley, Edmund Halley(noun)

    English astronomer who used Newton's laws of motion to predict the period of a comet (1656-1742)

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  1. Edmond Halley

    Edmond Halley, FRS was an English astronomer, geophysicist, mathematician, meteorologist, and physicist who is best known for computing the orbit of the eponymous Halley's Comet. He was the second Astronomer Royal in Britain, following in the footsteps of John Flamsteed.

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