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Who predicted the return of a comet which was eventually named after him?

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Astronomer Edmond Halley (1656-1742) mathematically predicted the return of Halley's Comet in1758, and established the periodicity of long-term comets.

It was named after Halley in 1759.

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Who predicted the return of comet which was eventually named after me

Edmund Halley PREDICTED the return of the comet which was later named for him.

It was Edmond Halley that predicted it in 1758. It was named after him and can be seen every 75-76 years.That was Edmund Halley, and the comet was named after him.

Edmond Halley. it was also named after him

Halley didn't exactly find the comet named after him; doing calculations on the basis of several observations, he calculated the orbit and predicted when the comet would return. This was confirmed - the comet returned - after his death.Halley didn't exactly find the comet named after him; doing calculations on the basis of several observations, he calculated the orbit and predicted when the comet would return. This was confirmed - the comet returned - after his death.Halley didn't exactly find the comet named after him; doing calculations on the basis of several observations, he calculated the orbit and predicted when the comet would return. This was confirmed - the comet returned - after his death.Halley didn't exactly find the comet named after him; doing calculations on the basis of several observations, he calculated the orbit and predicted when the comet would return. This was confirmed - the comet returned - after his death.

Halley's Comet was named after Edmond Halley, after he predicted the return of a comet known since 240 BC. He published Synopsis Astronomia Cometicae, which stated his belief that the comet sightings of 1456, 1531, 1607, and 1682 were related to the same comet, which he predicted would return in 1758His predictions were spot on, although he did not live long enough to witness the return of the comet.

Edmond Halley was the first to have a comet named after him following his prediction of the return in 1758 of the comet now named after him. Many other astronomers, both amateur andd professional, have been similarly honored since then.

Halley's comet got its name from Sir Edmund Halley who, using Newton's laws of motion, predicted that the comet seen in 1531, 1607, and 1682 would return in 1758. Unfortunately, Halley died before seeing the comet return, but when it returned just as he had predicted, the comet was named in his honour by French astronomer Nicolas Louis de Lacaille in 1759.Halley's Comet was named for Edmond Halley, the English astronomer who identified it as a periodic comet.

No. Halley's Comet is named for astronomer Edmond Halley, who realized that some comets are periodic and predictable, and who predicted the date of the next return.

Edmond Halley. That is why it is named after him.

because he predicted its returm

== == Edmond Halley was the first to predict the Comet's return, as such it was named after him. == ==

Halley's Comet is named after the man who determined its orbit predicted the comet's return. for more info & photos see the link http://csep10.phys.utk.edu/astr161/lect/comets/halley.html

He discovered it and predicted it would come every 76 years.

Edmund Halley did not "discover" the comet that bears his name. Hally was the first to realize that this comet was probably the same comet that had been observed ad documented several times throughout history, and predicted based on his observations that the comet would become visible again. Halley didn't live to see the comet return on schedule, but it was named in his honor.

He didn't discover it. He did some calculations that suggested that a certain comet, seen during his lifetime, and three comets seen many years before, had the same orbit, and therefore were all probably the same comet. He also predicted that this comet would return in a certain year in the future. It did and it was named as Halley's comet, in his honour.

No, many thousands - probably MILLIONS - of people had observed what we now call "Halley's Comet" in the thousands of years before Edmund Halley realized that this was probably ONE comet coming back MANY times at regular intervals. Halley "predicted" that the comet would return to become visible again, and named the year - and he was right. In his honor, and long after his death, the comet was named for him.

Edmund Halley. He even had a comet named after him, the Halley Comet.

No! he predicted that it would appear but he wasn't around to see it. It was named after him not by him.

Halley did, that's why it's named after him.

Halleyâ??s comet is named after English astronomer Edmond Halley. Halley examined reports of a comet approaching Earth in 1531, 1607 and 1682 and concluded that these three comets were actually the same comet returning over and over again. He then predicted the comet would come again in 1758.

Why is a comet named after Halley? The comet was named after English astronomer Edmond Halley who first worked out how often this particular comet appeared in our skies. Mr Halley read reports of bright comets and said it was the same comet coming back near the Earth every 70 years or so. He predicted its next return. When it showed up on time, people called it Halley's Comet. See link below.<p></p><p> http://space.about.com/od/comets/a/halleyscomet.htm

sir Edmond Halley was the Astronomer/Mathematician who hypothesized that the great comets that had appeared at intervals of 73 to 77 years since ancient times were all the same object, and correctly predicted its return in the late 18th Century. He didn't live to see it return, but when it did, it was named for him.

Each time a comet appeared in the sky, people thought it was appearances of different comets. Halley theorized that at least some comets were members of the solar system, orbited the sun, and could reappear several times. He found evidence throughout recorded history of the appearance of a great comet at intervals or multiples of 70 to 75 years, calculated the orbit of a comet that appeared during his own lifetime, theorized that they were all the same comet, and predicted the time of its next reappearance. Halley died before that date, but the comet did appear at time he had predicted, and was then named for him.


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