How did Haleys comet get its name?
A famous astronomer saw the comet for the first time when his aunty haley died. Hense haleys comet!
Returns of Halley's Comet to the inner solar system have been observed and recorded by astronomers at least as far back as 240 BCE. Clear reports of its appearances were made by Chinese, Babylonian, and medieval European observers, but the events were not recognized as reappearances of the same object. Halley's Comet was last visible in the inner solar system in 1986, and is expected to return next in mid-2061.