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 (hăl′ē), Edmund or Edmond 1656-1742.
English astronomer who applied Newton's laws of motion to predict correctly the period of a comet (1705).


(Biography) Edmund. 1656–1742, English astronomer and mathematician. He predicted the return of the comet now known as Halley's comet, constructed charts of magnetic declination, and produced the first wind maps


(ˈhæl i or, sometimes, ˈheɪ li)

Edmund or Edmond, 1656–1742, English astronomer.
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