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Great comet of 1680 (Kirch) as it appeared as it approached the Sun. Newton calculated it was travelling at 88,000 mph and that it went so near the Sun that at one time it was only 1/6 of the Sun's diameter from its surface. Copperplate engraving.

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Great comet of 1680 (Kirch) as it appeared as it approached the Sun. Newton calculated it was travelling at 88,000 mph and that it went so near the Sun that at one time it was only 1/6 of the Sun's diameter from its surface. Copperplate engraving.