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What is a comet?

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 (MORE)

What is Comet?

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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Why is a comet called a comet?

The word 'comet' came into the English language from the Latin word cometa, which itself came from the ancient Greek word komētēs meaning 'long-haired (star),' from kom (MORE)

What makes a comet a comet?

A comet is formed when tons of space "dust" gather together and it forms a crystal like ball....and soon it's soaring across the galaxy at incredible speeds....

What can a comet do?

Comets are basically huge, dirty snowballs that circle the sun in irregular, elliptical orbits. Some comets have fairly regular patterns of orbit such as Haley's. If a comet b (MORE)