Re: COMET: a ghost of futures past

From: Damien Broderick (
Date: Fri Jan 12 2001 - 18:04:47 MST

At 11:55 PM 11/01/01 -0800, Hal wrote:

>> For there are other comets (of
>> course). Hale-Bopp, say, in April 1997, three times as large, brighter in
>> the southern sky than Halley.
>I'm confused - Hale-Bopp was discovered in 1995

My psychic powers again. And even so, I managed to miss the mothership.

Guess this is what happens with texts on disk - they get micro-morphed
repeatedly for various purposes, and the traces of emendation are lost.
D'oh. I'll have to go back and dig out the published version. Thanks for
noting this, Hal.

Damien Broderick

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