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Kohoutek

[koh-hoh-tek, kuh-]
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noun Astronomy.
  1. a comet that passed around the sun in late 1973 and early 1974 and was barely visible with the naked eye.

Origin of Kohoutek

named after Luboš Kohoutek (born 1935), Czech astronomer who discovered it in February, 1973
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Kohoutek

noun
  1. a comet of almost parabolic orbit that reached its closest approach to the sun in Dec 1973

Word Origin

C20: named after Luboš Kohoutek, Czech astronomer working in Germany who discovered it in March, 1973
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