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A History Of Comet Fears And Fascination05:17

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Comets have always fascinated those of us on Earth. For a long time, comets were thought to be portents of doom. The BBC's science correspondent, Pallab Ghosh, takes us back through history.

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  • Pallab Ghosh, science correspondent for BBC News. He tweets @BBCPallab.

This segment aired on August 6, 2014.

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