Encke's comet

[ eng-kuhz, -keez ]

  1. a comet, discovered by J.L. Pons, with a period of 3.3 years, the shortest period known.

Origin of Encke's comet

Named after Johann F. Encke (1791–1865), German astronomer

Words Nearby Encke's comet

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