• In the year 1456 ... a Comet was seen passing Retrograde between the Earth and the sun... Hence I dare venture to foretell, that it will return again in the year 1758.

    Edmond Halley (1706). “Miscellanea Curiosa: Being a Collection of Some of the Principal Phaenomena in Nature, Accounted for by the Greatest Philosophers of this Age : Together with Several Discourses Read Before the Royal Society, for the Advancement of Physical and Mathematical Knowledge”, p.342