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Chinese Astronomers' Depiction of Comets - Mawangdui Silk

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The NASA site provides information about this historical image:

The Mawangdui silk, a 'textbook' of cometary forms and the various disasters associated with them, was compiled sometime around 300 B.C.

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Image online courtesy the NASA/JPL website.

 

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