Google Doodle Honours British Astronomer Edmond Halley's Birthday

Google Doodle is celebrating the 335th birthday of Edmond Halley, the British astronomer famous for calculating the orbit of Halley's Comet.

The search engine's logo will depict Halley's Comet going past planets hanging on strings for the day. It is a nursery type scenario that shows the Comet passing Saturn along with Sun, stars, moon and also a rocket in the background.

Through the Google doodle feature, search engine giant Google, is honouring this mathematician who became Britain's second Royal Astronomer, as reported by The Telegraph.

Edmond Halley was born in Haggerston, Shoreditch, London in 1656. Son of a wealthy soap-maker, he developed a keen interest in mathematics from a very young age. His formal education started from St Paul's School followed by Queen's College and finally at Oxford where a number on papers on the solar system were published by him.

On the Comet, which is now known as Halley's Comet, Halley said that the historic comets that appeared in the year 1531, 1607 and 1682 have so many similarities that there must be successive return of the one object. He also predicted accurately that it would return in 1758.