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Nature volume 139, page 365 (27 February 1937) | Download Citation

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A NEW comet was discovered by Dr. F. L. Whipple at Harvard on February 7. Its magnitude was 12 at the time of discovery, and it was described as diffuse with a central condensation, and a tail less than 1° in length. Dr. Whipple computed the following parabolic orbit:

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