Beach vacation packages for FIG Giotto’s Adoration of the Magi fresco in Padua notable for its picture of the comet, often dubiously identiied with Halley’s apparition. Image credit The Athenaeum. In recent decades, advocates of the comet hypothesis have fallen into two groups those who identify it as Halley’s Comet, and those who maintain that it is the +-day broom star comet of spring BC mentioned in Chinese astronomical records. The Halley’s Comet Theory Evaluated The view that the Star was Halley’s Comet is often the only version of the comet hypothesis that is evaluated by those criticizing the position. Halley’s Comet oficially designated P/Halley has historically been one of the most consistently impressive comets. For more than , years it has faithfully returned every ? years, gracing our skies as recently as As mentioned in the last chapter, the Chinese Han shu preserved the record of a comet that was regarded as of great astrological signiicance in August of the year BC a bushy star comet was observed near Canis Minor. It remained in the skies for some days before inally disappearing, last being seen between Ophiuchus and Scorpius. Beach vacation packages 2016.