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A comet is made of ice an asteroid is rock

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A comet is a cloud of dust and an asteroid is a solid rock.


No. For one thing, Halley's comet is a comet, not an asteroid. The largest asteroid is Ceres, which is far larger than Halley's comet.


A comet is faster than an asteroid and more dangerous.


The difference between a comet and an asteroid is asteroids are made up of metals and rock materials, while comets are made up of ice, rocks, and dust. Both of them were formed more than 4.5 million years ago.


No. That would be the asteroid belt.


An asteroids orbit is often in an asteroid belt where as a comet is able to change its course when it approaches a planet. An asteroid can not do this. An asteroids orbit is often in an asteroid belt where as a comet is able to change its course when it approaches a planet. An asteroid can not do this. An asteroids orbit is often in an asteroid belt where as a comet is able to change its course when it approaches a planet. An asteroid can not do this.


comet is a ball of dirty ice or in other words made of dirty ice and asteroid is a i think a ball of rock or dirt clustered together


A planet has is own rotation, gravity and atmosphere. A moon revolves around a planet and has no atmosphere. An asteroid is a large space debris moving around. A comet is consistent on mainly forzen ice moving through space at fast speeds.


Basically it is the region of space that defines a comet from a meteor. A meteor comes from the asteroid belt that sits between mars and jupiter where as a comet originates from the ort cloud that surrounds our solar system. It begins in the far reaches past pluto. The great distance and lack of proximity to our sun causes ice and dust to accumulate on the core and if it is in an orbit that takes it close enough to the sun that mix of ice and dust begins to melt and sheds off the comet creating the "tail" that is visible as it passes by. An asteroid does not have any ice to burn off so it is not as visible as a comet. The term meteor is not relevant until the comet or asteroid breaches our atmosphere at that point the comet or asteroid is then referred to as a meteor.


The difference between asteroid and meteorite is basically the size. Anything more than about 10 m in diameter is called an asteroid.


Scientists usually refer to this as an asteroid, not a comet. It's the asteroid that caused the Chicxulub crater.


the asteroid belt is safe for now long as there ere rouge comets comet comet clos to the belt


Asteroid: A relatively small, inactive body, composed of rock, carbon or metal, which is orbiting the Sun. Comet: A relatively small, sometimes active object, which is composed of dirt and ices. Comets are characterized by dust and gas tails when in proximity to the Sun. Far from the Sun it is difficult to distinguish an asteroid from a comet. Meteoroid: A small particle from an asteroid or comet orbiting the Sun. Meteor: A meteoroid that is observed as it burns up in the Earth's atmosphere - a shooting star. Meteorite: A meteoroid that survives its passage through the Earth's atmosphere and impacts the Earth's surface.


There is no difference between the name meteor and meteorid and meteorite but the real difference of an asteroid and a meteor is well meteors move really fast around space and an asteroid they just kinda stay there thats why they call it an asteroid field cyndaquil831 is out


9P/Tempel or Tempel 1 is a comet, not an asteroid.


A comet is made of ice and dust, while an asteroid is a space rock. Asteroids travel in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. Comets fly around our solar system. Asteroids can be from the size of a pebble to 640 miles across, while comets are usually only a few miles across.


Usually there is nothing, but sometimes an asteroid or comet may pass by.


An asteroid is a single piece of rock, whereas an asteroid belt is an area that contains millions of individual asteroids.


An asteroid-sized chunk of rock with a tail would be a comet.


They are impact craters - the remains of collisions between an asteroid, comet, or meteorite and the Moon.



They both revolve around the sun and they are both smaller than planets or moon.


Asteroid hamster is a eraser buddy. It is a hamster that erases! Mine is personally my favorite but their are other ones too. One is named Comet hamster! Asteroid hamster and Comet hamster a best friends.


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Asteroid: A relatively small, inactive body, composed of rock, carbon or metal, which is orbiting the Sun.Comet: A relatively small, sometimes active object, which is composed of dirt and ices. Comets are characterized by dust and gas tails when in proximity to the Sun. Far from the Sun it is difficult to distinguish an asteroid from a comet.Meteoroid: A small particle from an asteroid or comet orbiting the Sun.Meteor: A meteoroid that is observed as it burns up in the Earth's atmosphere - a shooting star.Meteorite: A meteoroid that survives its passage through the Earth's atmosphere and impacts the Earth's surface.http://www.aerospaceguide.net/whatisanasteroid.html



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