The Daily Galaxy has a great story about the hysterics that accompanied the moment when the Earth passed through the tail of Halley's Comet back in 1910, an already remarkable event (space is a very, very empty place) that was made all the more interesting by rampant rumors that the comet's tail contained cyanide gas and would kill everything on the planet.
The day the Earth passed through Halley's Comet
Find out what happened back in 1910 when the Earth passed through the tail of Haley's Comet.
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