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Comets are small solar system bodies that orbit around the Sun. They have a tail (trail of light) when traveling in space.
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The Hale-Bopp comet is now beyond the orbit of Uranus but is expected to still be visible by large telescopes until about 2020. After then, it is not expected to make a return until the year 4534.
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Answer They are made of particles and are in the solar system.
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Answer Your husband isn't narcissistic, but just a plain old jerk! You didn't explain if this was his daughter or yours from a former relationship or marriage and you didn't explain what type of sexual comments he is making, so please explain further if you should choose to answer my post. I'll b…
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Comets are usually made primarily from ice, along with dust, rocks, and frozen gases. Essentially anything that might be found floating around in space could be found in a comet. Some of the commonly known materials include: Ice, mostly water (H2O) and frozen carbon dioxide (CO2)Ionized gasesunioniz…
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Comets contain lost of ice particles
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Answer Comets are usually made of high amounts of Hydrogen, Nitrogen, Water, and also may contain Silica, traces of metal, and oxygen, like a giant dirty snow ball. In space as the cosmic radiation smashes into the comet at near speeds of light and heats the outer layer, bits and pieces fall off …
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A Comet's Tale...Tail A comet's tail points away from the sun. Sometimes the dust and gas separate, though, because they are driven by two different effects, radiation pressure and solar wind, respectively. Both point mostly away from the sun, but not always exactly. Photographs of Comet Hale-Bop…
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The tail of a comet points away from the Sun.
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Comet tails are made mostly of _____. gas , i think? i got it from someone on wikianswers
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Dust and gas
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Actually it wont be "nothing major". When all of the planets line up it will effect the earths temperature,the moons (resorting in water effects) and other natural disasters ie.earthquakes,volcanoes erupting,tornados,hurricanes etc... The year of 2012 will have the next planet allignment...accordi…
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Bolides are extraterrestial bodies that pass through the earth's atmosphere.
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Here are some simple tips on how to use BitComet. Switch on the computer and connect to the internet. On your browser, open BitComet Website. Click on the introduction screen to the left of the screen. On the left of the page, click the download link. Choose the download mirror. Open Installat…
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difference between comets and meteorsa meteor is a rock or piece of space debris that enters the earths atmosphere and usually burns up before reaching the ground. also known as a shooting star. a comet is usually larger and i think composed of rocks and ice. comets follow an orbit created by the gr…
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every 74 to 76 yearsnext expected around 2061
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A comet's tail lengthens as it approaches the sun due to greater solar winds. A comets tail always faces away from the sun.
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It is mostly made up of GAS.
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Haley's comet is named after Edmond Haley.
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The asteroid will always take the path minimizing its Lagrangian, known as the least action principle in Lagrangian mechanics. With conservative forces, there are four basic shapes for two different cases. Either the asteroid is trapped in the gravitational pull of an object, or it is not trapped. I…
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A meteor is the visible trail of light made by a meteoroid that enters the Earth's atmosphere, and then either burns up, explodes (bolides), or hits the surface on land or at sea. Meteors can have several different compositions, containing various stony, glassy, or metallic materials. (sometimes ca…
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solar wind The heat from the sun
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76 years   76 years   It depends how many years have passed since it last passed. (EXAMPLE, If it was 2059 it would take about 2-3 years.) The first 2 r right every 75 or 76 or mayebe 77 but the main anser is 76 for the kids who have to do research on this halley is a short comet
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away from the sun
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a giant dirty snowball
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It could be from a combination of factors, which is why this tendancy seems to be different for different people. The main reason might be that one of the first things to get digested are simple sugars and since sugar is the body's preferred source of energy, it burns it up as it enters the blood st…
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A meteor is a small particle that burns up 99.9% of the time as it enters the Earth's atmosphere (a shooting star). An asteroid is a relatively insignificant rocky or metalic body that orbits the sun.
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A "distance" to Cassiopeia cannot be stated. Here's why. When we look out into space, we look at everything that is in that direction. We see "everything that's bright enough to be seen" with any view. If a small, modestly bright star is there and relatively close, we see it. (We wouldn't see it if …
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In mid-September 2011, the following comets are brighter than magnitude 12 as seen from Earth: -- P/2007 R5 SOHO -- C/2010 X1 Elenin -- 45P Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova -- C/2009 P1 Garradd
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As of November 2009, astronomers had listed 3,648 known comets (580 unclassified). This is a small fraction of the number that could exist, which could be as high as a trillion or more. Most will never come into proximity of the Sun, trapped in orbits well beyond the planets of the solar system.
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It is highly imporbable that any comet follows a circular orbit. They are much more likely to follow long eliptical orbits in their eccentric wanderings through the inner and outer solar system. Surf the link to our friends at Wikipedia for some pics and more data.
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Answer it could be referred to as an "E.L.E" or an extinction level event. all life including bacteria and everything on earth and all life and stuff could cease to exist and we would all die and not be living anymore...
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Most likely Hailey's comet in 1986, and comet Hale-Bopp in 1995, but I'm not sure if that's certain.
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That is Halley's comet, named after English astronomer Edmond Halley,
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They have a tail, nucleus (the physical mass that is flying through space). Here s the astronomical sign for comets: ☄ There are most recognizable by their hair like tail. Looking up to the sky on a starry night you see a comet streaking through the heavens. It looks like a small fuzzy ball with …
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Because of the wide range of their orbital periods, comets can be found in a number of places in the Solar System. Short period comets usually depart from the area of Kuiper Belt. Long period comets usually depart from the Oort Cloud on the boundaries of the Solar System. The comets themselves ca…
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Comet are chunk of ice and dust whose orbit are usually very long,narrowellipses
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Answer Not much different. Stony metorites contain the same minerals as continental crust. Iron-nickel meteorites, such as the one that created Meteor Crater, near Flagstaff, Arizona, more closely resemble the composition of the Earth's solid core.
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No, it's not a planet. It is a star. The Sun is a medium-sized yellow star.
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It is not fact, but Pluto cannot possibly be a planet; it is too small. Even if it does have Charon (moon), It is not big enough to be a planet (my opinion). Also, its orbit is elliptical, and comes closer to the Sun, intercepting and passing through Neptune's orbit. As many people know, all of the …
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The 3 main parts of a comet are the Nucleus, Coma, and the tail. The Nucleus is the head of the comet, the Coma is the middle & the tail is the end of the comet.
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Answer The Earth has been hit by rocks from space many times. We are certain of a fair number of impact craters around the world, but which ones were meteors and which were comets? And does it really make a difference? There have been a number of planetary extinction events, things that killed 7…
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It is too difficult to tell. There is no existing average for the velocity of comets, as all comets are different. Gravitional, solar and initial velocity have a lot to due with the velocity of a comet.Even though there is a great deal of variation, the answer would have to be very, very fast. Fast,…
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There are no comets on Neptune because Neptune is a planet and comets are, well, comets. They have nothing to do with each other.
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It is called a meteor,A meter is a meteriod that completley burns when it enters earths atmosphere
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Ice , dust and gases .
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Comets are also known as "dirty snowballs," small bodies of ice that are leftovers from the formation of the Solar System about 4.6 billion years ago. The comets we see in our solar system begin as chunks of rock and ice. Short-period comets come from the Kuiper belt, and long-periods are believed t…
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The temperature on a comet will vary by its position in its orbit. The part exposed to direct sunlight can easily reach 100°C or higher when close to the Sun. When a comet is at its farthest from the Sun, its temperature falls to as low as 4 K (-269°C), the effective temperature of outer space. …
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Halley's Comet is visible every 76 years.
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The person who predicted that would come back was Edmund Halley.
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light reflecting off of vaporizing ice and dust!
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A famous astronomer saw the comet for the first time when his aunty haley died. Hense haleys comet!
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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.
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named for its discoverer: Edmund Halley
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Halley's comet got its name from Sir Edmund Halley who, using Newton's laws of motion, predicted that the comet seen in 1531, 1607, and 1682 would return in 1758. Unfortunately, Halley died before seeing the comet return, but when it returned just as he had predicted, the comet was named in his hono…
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Halley's comet takes 76 years to orbit the Sun, so it is in the neighbourhood of Earth for about a year or so. However, the comet was originally from the Oort Cloud, an enormous shell of icy debris where most comets come from, which stretches halfway to the nearest star. Nobody knows exactly where H…
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a comet that passes around earth every 76 years. It has gone by in 1835, 1910, 1986, and will return in 2061
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Comets are actually found near left over formed planets.
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halley's comet i think
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It travels at the speed of sound, which varies at different altitudes.
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A comet is an icy body that releases gas or dust. Most of the comets that can be seen from Earth travel around the sun in long, oval orbits.
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Answer:- Briela's comet appears after 6.6 years. Its correct name is biela's comet. Di vico is not comet. Halley appears after 76 years. Donati is a non period comet. It appeared once only in 1858. I think correct answer is Biela's comet. If there is any other opinion mail me.
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Away from the sun
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light reflecting ice and dust so ice and dust
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The temperature on a comet will vary by its position in its orbit. The part exposed to direct sunlight can easily reach 100°C or higher when close to the Sun. When a comet is at its farthest from the Sun, its temperature falls to as low as 4 K (-269°C), the effective temperature of outer space.The…
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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…
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Halley's Comet travel at 157,838 mph which is 254,016 km/h.
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That comet is called Halley's comet.
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Halley's comet last appeared in the inner Solar System in 1986 and will next appear to the naked eye in late 2060, with an expected perihelion (when it is closest to the Sun) around July 28, 2061.
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Answer Ice and Dirt
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comets travel around 26 miles per second to 298 miles per second.
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Reporters say that the comet has gone off the orbit and now the comet has never been seen again.
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The Nucleus, Coma, and Tail
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Pluto was reclassified as a dwarf planet in 2006. It is the second largest of the 5 dwarf planets: Eris, Pluto, Haumea, Makemake, and the asteroid Ceres.
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the gravity from the sun pulls them along, sometimes causing them to hit planets or other types of debris.
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Every planet revolves around the sun, each one taking a different amount of time to complete one revolution. So the distance between Earth and any other planet changes over a wide range, depending on whether we're both on the same side of the sun or on opposite sides. At any given time, the planet …
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a slug can move at a pace of .03 mph of course  
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In Western terminology, the head of a Monastery is called an "Abbot." The Eastern term for "Abbot" is "Igumen;" oddly enough, most Abbots of Eastern Orthodox Monasteries, especially on Mount Athos, are "Archimandrites," a more or less honorary title, which is considered as ranking above an Igumen, b…
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From my understanding, comets like to hang out way way past Pluto. Kind of like the asteroid belt. Some comets have 100 - 10,000 year orbit around our sun. But as for your question that's where the majority of the comets are. The above answer is right, partly. Comets are found just outside of the …
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Comets have been seen in the skies since very ancient times. There is no specific date for their discovery. They have been known since people first came to be. The appearance of comets through out history have been used as harbingers of change usually of the negative kind. Comets are considered by …
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Answer since comets are big, dusty snow-balls, it doesn't much protection from most of a comet, and the atmosphere takes care of that. However, in the case of a direct hit by the head of a comet ... kerpow! The earth wouldn't really be damaged, but the little things (like us) would be.
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Edmond Halley. it was also named after him
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157,838 mph HI MOM!!!!!
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Halley's comet was last seen in the year 1986. It is seen after every 75 to 76 years, having a relatively stable period affected by Jupiter and Saturn. It can be observed for three or four months before, and several months after its closest approach to the Sun. It will next be visible to the naked …
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There are tiny dust-sized particles in Earth's path around the Sun. These particles are usually leftovers from asteroids or comets.When Earth passes through these particles, they burn up in our atmosphere producing bright lines. This is called a meteor shower.. . .a group of meteors that have an orb…
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One hypothesis is that a large asteroid or meteor impact on the Earth was what caused the mass extinction of the dinosaurs 65 million years ago. The likely impact point was on the Yucatan peninsula, and the results would have included an atmospheric dust layer that blocked sunlight for years. This w…
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Edmond Haley was an astronomer, who predicted the return of what is now "Haleys Comet"
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It Would Be The End Of The World As We Know It :) Fixed: It would cause earthquakes and tsunamis, but it WON'T end Earth. It do so much as to only dent it a little.
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Nucleus coma and tail
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Edmund Halley was one of the earliest astronomers to recognize that comets - some comets, at least - are periodic, and return to the inner solar system with predictable periods. French astronomer Nicolas Louis de Lacaille was the first to propose the name "Halley's Comet" in his honor, after Halley'…
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A meteor is ice and dust.
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Comets have been seen by earth's people since the beginning of time so no known individual person is credited with their discovery. There may be no record of the individual who first discovered comets. But there's a record as to where the word in English comes from. Its origins go back to the class…
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Halley's Comet will not strike the Earth. Yes it will not hit earth but it will come close enough to give us a scare.
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