comets-book

You can now buy the recently released book, Fall of a Thousand Suns: How Near Misses and Comet Impacts affected the Religious Beliefs of our Ancestors. It is available through iBooks and Amazon.

 

This website only lists information on modern-day comets and meteor showers. The book, however, thoroughly investigates how specific ancient impacts and near misses changed religious beliefs around the world.

Comet McNaught

Comet McNaught

 

The Discovery of Comet McNaught (C/2006 P1)

If someone were to say, "Comet McNaught", they could be referring to any of the over fifty comets discovered by Robert McNaught. However, the comet (C/2006 P1) seen in January of 2007 in the Southern hemisphere was one of the brightest comets in the 21st century.