Does a comets tail follow behind it?
The tail is actually moving away from the comet. The solar wind pushes the dust and ice particles away from the comet as it melts. The ice particles reflects the light from the sun allowing us to see the tail.
In fact, the comet's tail is never behind it. It is always to one side of its direction of travel.
In fact, the comet's tail is never behind it. It is always to one side of its direction of travel.
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there are 2 types of tails. a gas tail and a dust tail. the gas tail is made up of ions.
After the nuculeus is formed around the comet, ice begins to vapourise when it approaches the sun. Dust is then exposed at the surface of the nuculeus, then gas and dust are ejected to form a coma. The coma then grows and pressure of solar radiation and wind eject gas molecules and the dust from the… coma formes a tail. (MORE)
The "tail" of a comet is made of reflective particles of ice and dust that were thrown off the comet as it partially evaporates in the inner solar system.
As comets approach the inner solar system, the ices within them evaporate and throw off gas and particles into space. These are pushed away from the comet by the solar wind.
One tail is gas, and the other ice. The darker, colored tail is gas, and the white easy-to-see tail is ice.
Comets only develop tails when approaching a star which, in the case of our solar system, means the sun. As they approach the sun, they warm up and frozen parts of the comet (for example water / ice) begin to vaporize, leaving behind the vapor trail that we see as the tail.
A comet usually has two tails, though only one - the vapor trail - is commonly seen from earth (the other is a gas trail). It is made of vapor blown off from the comet by the solar wind - it is mostly water vapor, but contains many other molecular substances, too - ammonia, cyanide, methane, etc.
The tail of a comet is basically dust, and sediment burned off of the comet itself.
Comets are balls of ice , dust and rock which orbit the sun in elongated ellipsis. As a comet approaches the sun, its ice melts , leaving a bright tail of gas and debris which can be millions of kilometres long. This is what we see from earth.
the answer is idk Yes, it does have brighter and longer tail, because during its closest approach to the sun, it was most effected by the sun (evaporating the more water from the comet). When it was further out, when the sun is much further, it will gradually become cooler, no ice evaporating to…o space, and no tail. (MORE)
Comets have a bright tale because they are made of ice so when the ice melts it wakes a bright tail out of molten ice (water)
A comet's tail points away from the Sun. It is the 'solar wind' that 'blows' the tail away from the Sun.
A comet's tail is only seen when the comet is relatively close to the Sun. The heat of the Sun evaporates particles from the comet and illuminates them. . Far from the Sun there is neither evaporation nor illumination. . If a comet tail is not visible, then probably it doesn't have a tail. The c…omet has a tail when it comes near the Sun, and gets heated up. It is interesting to note that the comet's tail will always point away from the Sun (it gets blown out by the solar wind), this may be "behind" or "in front of" the direction of movement of the comet. . Usually, the center of a comet is composed of ices and meteoric materials. These ices are sublimated (transformation of solid into gas) under the action of sunlight when the comet goes to the sun. The dust and ice (that is transformed into gas) are expelled from the center of the comet. Ultraviolet radiation from the sun breaks the molecules of gas and dust. These broken molecules becomes bright because of exposition to ultraviolet. That's why we can see a comet's tail. (MORE)
A comet actually has two tails, one of dust (the visible one) and one of ionized gas. The dust tail is affected by the sun's gravity, and may be slightly curved. The ion tail always points directly away from the sun in response to the Solar wind.
In its wake, a comet approaching the Sun will trail a "tail" behind it, which consists of particles blown off the comet when some of its icy gases thawed and expanded. The tail will generally point "away" from the Sun, even when the comet is also moving away, because the released particles are pushe…d outward by the solar wind. (MORE)
Comets do not ave tails when they are to far away from the sun for the ice to sublimate (evaporate)
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The comets get their tails by going nearer the sun and the icy hard rock starts to melt.
The long tail of dust that follows a comet is, very simply, a tail of dust - little pieces of rock dust - that is created as an icy comet begins to melt because of it's proximity to the sun.
The comet's "tail" is a stream of dust and vapors that melt and get pushed out of the comet by radiation pressure from the sun. The tail appears only when the comet is relatively near the sun, it's longest when the comet is nearest the sun, and it always points away from the sun, no matter which way… the comet is moving. (MORE)
A comet may, or may not, have a tail. It will have a tail if it gets sufficiently close to the Sun; in this case, it will start to heat up, part of its material will evaporate, and the solar wind will push this gas out into space. A comet may, or may not, have a tail. It will have a tail if it gets… sufficiently close to the Sun; in this case, it will start to heat up, part of its material will evaporate, and the solar wind will push this gas out into space. A comet may, or may not, have a tail. It will have a tail if it gets sufficiently close to the Sun; in this case, it will start to heat up, part of its material will evaporate, and the solar wind will push this gas out into space. A comet may, or may not, have a tail. It will have a tail if it gets sufficiently close to the Sun; in this case, it will start to heat up, part of its material will evaporate, and the solar wind will push this gas out into space. (MORE)
Comets that seldom visit the sun have water and other volatile substances evaporate from their core. Those substances form a long tail out from the core as the solar wind blows them away from the comet. If a comet makes a number of trips around the sun, all of its volatile substances are blown away …and it can no longer have a tail. (MORE)
A comet's ion tail consists of various glowing charged gases. Ion tails are narrow and bluish.
Because the comet is going so fast there looks like the comet has a tail.
when they get close to the inner solar system because the sun heats the comet.
The Sun boils off material from the comet and this is seen as a "tail".
The tail of a comet is formed by ice and dust that is blown off by solar winds from the nearest star. That is why the tail will always point away from the star no matter what direction the comet is traveling.
A comet's tail will always extend away from the Sun, even when going away from the Sun.
Asteroids do not form tails, typically. They are dry, rocky material. Comets form tails when they get sufficiently close to the sun--generally within the orbit of Jupiter. The tail is formed by CO2, water vapor, and methane gas venting from within the comet as it heats up in the steady sunlight.
When the comet heats up when it 1. Enters the atmosphere. The comet will burn up by air friction. The gasses released by this process will form the tail. 2. Get's close to the sun. The comet will heat up and some of the comet's material will vaporize, forming a tail. I'm afraid, part 1 is… wrong. As explained in 2, a comet develops a tail well before it enters Earth's atmosphere. As a matter of fact, and luckily for us, comets very rarely enters the Earth's atmosphere. An object that enters the atmosphere and leaves a trail of incandescent debris is called a meteor and what's left of it when it impact with Earth's surface is called a meteorite. (MORE)
What produces a comet tail is when the coment is startin to go down and it becames a ball of fire.
the formation of comets tails are made by particles or the comet that flack off and go behind it and as they go behind it they turn to dust that's all the comets tail is. A Comet tail and coma are illuminated by the Sun and may become visible from Earth when a comet passes through the inner sola…r system, the dust reflecting sunlight directly and the gases glowing from ionisation. Most comets are too faint to be visible without the aid of a telescope, but a few each decade become bright enough to be visible to the naked eye. (MORE)
Most comet tails are millions of miles long, for example the Halley's comet, with a tail stretching 50 million kilometers. As well as the Great Comet of 1843, the tail reaching 2 AU in length. (One AU is about 150 000 000km)
Comets are made mostly of water ice and rock, and as they get close to the sun, the heat vapourises the ice and the solar wind blows the vapour and debris away, meaning that the tail always points away from the sun.
Comets commonly develop two tails, a vapor trail, which we can see, and a gas/dust trail, which we may or may not be able to see. The tail develops when the heat of the sun causes the ices in the cometary nucleus to vaporize off. The tail always points directly away from the sun.
It may or may not develop a tail if the comet is small, or if its perihelion is outside or beyond the orbit of Mars.
A comet has a gravitational pull that attracts dust and ice from space which crates a tail behind it
Fine dust particles escape the nucleus as the ices melt. The dust tail is wide and yellowish. Dust particles are heavier than gas, so the dust tail may be seen in a different position than the ion tail.
Dust and ionised gases boiled or stripped off the core of the comet by the suns thermal heating of the core. These ejected materials are then pushed away from the core (and the Sun) by the solar wind (slowed down or speed up depending weather the comet is approaching or leaving the sun) while the …heavy core maintains a constant speed. This results in a gradual separation of the ejected material form the core forming a tail to the comet (which always points away form the sun). The variation in mass between the dust and ionised gasses means that the two can be separated by the solar wind (like a chromatography separation) giving the comet two tails (of different colours). Obviously the material in the tail reflects sunlight which is why we can see it. (MORE)
In short, the reason of this is the speed they are going, this creates an afterburn effect which heats up the comet therefore creating a 5000 degree tail
All comets have tails when their proximity to the sun is such that the icy debris in the comet is warmed enough to melt and fall away from the comet.
In basic form, a comet tail is basically the molecular waves and energy it passes through as gravity pulls it toward a planet. Simpler Terms: The tail is the deteriorating comet particles dust and ice particles
One tail of a comet is the dust tail the other is the ice tail. And as the comet gets closer to the sun the solar wind blows on the comet as it is evaporating.
The solar wind (energetic particles from the Sun) blows them off the nucleus, or comet body. If seeing is good, there are usually two tails, a gas tail and a dust tail.
When they approach so close tot he Sun that some of their matte stars to break off (melt) out around the asteroid belt I would guess.
When its' orbit brings it close enough to the Sun that the solar wind turns some of the ice into vapor.
A comet's tail is pushed away from the comet by solar wind. if the comet is moving away from the sun, the tail will be pushed ahead of its trajectory.
A comet tail forms by the sun heating up the interior of it and the solar air pushing it out.
Two things: 1. Comet tails do not follow along behind the comet. Comet tailsalways point away from the Sun. 2. Comets are not rocky, they are icy.
When it gets near to the sun. The sun's radiation pressure andsolar causes dust and gas to stream away from the core.