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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)
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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 komē 'h (MORE)

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)

How do you get comets?

they come from the left over matter from when that solar system was first made
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