Great Comet of 1577

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The Great Comet of 1577, known properly as C/1577 V1, was a comet that passed close to Earth in 1577 AD. It was viewed by people all over Europe, including famous Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe, whose observations were instrumental to further discoveries relating to comets and the Earth's atmosphere.