Earth and Space Project
Astroids, Meteroids, Meteor, Meteorite, and Comets
Cont. on Comets
Nucleus- first part of the comet, contains different chemicals in varying amounts. Very middle of the Comet.
Coma- nucleus gets warm when it approaches the sun, releasing water gases and dust forming the coma. Its a fuzzy haze around the nucleus.
Dust tail- as the nucleus and coma move closer to the sun they start to vaporize the ice on it cause the the dust tail.
Ion- gasses are ionized. They are pushed away from the sun and forming the ion trail. The tail is blue because of all the gases