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.

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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.