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Halley-type comet




A subcategory of short-period comets with a period of 20 to 200 years and an orbit of high inclination; also known as an intermediate-period comet. Halley-type comets, named after their celebrated prototype (see Halley's Comet), are believed to have come from the Oort Cloud. This makes them distinct, in origin and orbital characteristics, from Jupiter-type comets.


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